For some time now, the weekly email updates sent by the Texas A&M Department of Student Activities to the leaders of student organizations have contained an overwhelming amount of leftist events and programs. The StuAct Weekly email sent today (click to see pdf) was no exception and even included a Coming Out Monologues Submission Form. Most of the organizations receiving student fee money lean-to the left, and the adherence to viewpoint neutrality by the department is questionable.
Fortunately, our organization should be able to have events included in these emails in the future, and we hope to help bring about a balance to the activities students are urged to take part in.
Two weeks ago the Department of Student Activities sponsored and pushed “Social Justice Week” which included events such as “White Racial Frame, Past & Present” and leftist speakers like Jessica Pettitt.
Some highlights from this week’s email include:
- 2009 Women’s Progress Awards for those who “promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women” (Put on by the Women’s Resource Center, which is funded through student fees)
- A screening of Food, INC sponsored by two organizations receiving student funds (Aggie Cinema and the SGA Environmental Issues Committee)
- Women Wise up about money (what about men wise?)
- Coming Out Monologues (sponsored by the student fee funded GLBT Resource Center)