Harassment towards conservative
students is one of the most common forms of bullying in schools
These schools undermine students
rights and treat young conservatives as second-class
students. No measures have been taken by these schools to stop
bullying against conservatives. Be sure to contact us at
(800) USA-1776 if you've witnessed conservative bullying at your
Azusa Pacific University
(APU) - BULLY
Ashley Blackwell tried to form a
Young Americans for Freedom chapter, but was quickly denied.
APU in Azusa, California, has
thwarted students from forming a Young
Americans for Freedom chapter on campus, violating their
first amendment rights to free speech.
Chuck Strawn, APU's executive
director of "Communiversity," said that he and other administrators
disagree with language used on Young America's Foundation's
website, and therefore, Ashley and her fellow students couldn't
even be affiliated with YAF. Strawn
admitted that their decision was based on his and other's opinions,
but not on the school's written policy.
Read more about Azusa Pacific University's efforts to
block the YAF chapter from being formed on campus.
DePaul University - BULLY
DePaul University student and YAF chapter president Kristopher
Del Campo wanted to commemorate the lives lost by abortion on the 40 anniversary of the Supreme Court's controversial decision on Roe v. Wade by placing blue and pink flags
on his campus quad. After obtaining a permit from the school to do
so, Kris's memorial was vandalized
by 13 students who stuffed the flags into nearby garbage
Instead of condemning the act of vandalism and supporting Kris, DePaul University chose to target him because their names were posted on Young America's Foundation's blog, The New Guard. He was
charged and found guilty of engaging in "Disorderly, Violent,
Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or Others," and failing
in "Judicial Process Compliance." Despite facing possible expulsion, Kris has spoken out about the treatment he has received by the university.
Fordham University -
In the fall of 2012, conservative
students at Fordham scheduled New York
Times best-seller Ann Coulter to speak on campus.
The students were intimidated and attacked on Facebook.
One student member was even the target of a blog calling her a "racist."
University President, Joseph Mc
Shane elevated the attacks on the club. Instead of welcoming Ann
Coulter, he issued an email to
students, alumni, and faculty blasting the club for inviting her to
He said groups are allowed to bring
speakers with "diverse viewpoints" and that the school won't block
her from speaking, yet he felt compelled to openly attack the
conservative group leadership for hosting her.
La Reina High School -
Isabella Foxen was eager to start a
Young Americans for Freedom chapter at her high school after she
attended the Foundation's Reagan Ranch High School Conference. The
school administration blocked her from forming a club. La Reina's
excuse? Principal Shannon Gomez says the school's
administration "did not feel the club fostered a
balance(d) political perspective" and the
school "currently do[es] not have a proposal for an
organization that would present the liberal point of
view," among other reasons.
The banning of Isabella's YAF
chapter is despite the fact that the school welcomed a Green Party candidate at a school event (VIDEO).
Despite the school's objections,
Isabella has not been deterred. She has held monthly meetings out
of her home and even toured the Reagan Ranch with her fellow club members.