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OSU is a Liberal University, 87% of Employees Donated to Democrats

August 17, 2010 at 11:57 am Matt Leave a comment Go to comments

From Morton Blackwell’s Campus Reform:

There are more than 150 politically related student organizations at OSU. Of those with a clear partisan purpose, 31 are liberal and nine are conservative or libertarian.

The liberal groups are AIESEC at the Ohio State University; ACLU; Amnesty International; Between the Sheets; Bringing Environmental Awareness to Students; Buckeyes for Green Solutions; Campus Anti-War Network; College Democrats; College Greens; Committee for Justice in Palestine; Democracy Matters; Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance; Free the Planet; Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Issues in Medicine; Human Rights Campaign (a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organization); International Socialist Organization; Mercy For Animals at the Ohio State University; Multicultural Understanding Through Non-Traditional Discovery Opportunities at The Ohio State University; Ohio Feminists for Representation; Ohio Student PIRG; Organizing for America at Ohio State; Repower America OSU; Social Justice Alliance; Social Welfare Action Alliance; Students for a Democratic Society; Students for a Sustainable Campus; Students for Nuclear Non-Proliferation; Students for Sensible Drug Policy; V-Day; VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood; Women and Allies Rising in Resistance; and Women’s Initiative for Strength & Empowerment.The conservative and libertarian groups are the Buckeyes for Israel; College Republicans; Federalist Society; Libertarian Studies Organization; Liberty Institute; Network of enlightened Women; The Objectivst Club; The Pro-Life Club; The Sentinel, a conservative student newspaper; and Young Americans for Liberty. The italicized groups are affiliated with CampusReform.org’s Campus Leadership Program, which provides advice, assistance, and support.[...]

According to the Huffington Post’s campaign finance data for the 2008 presidential election, 137 members of OSU’s faculty and staff donated to Democratic candidates and just 20 donated to Republicans. That means 87% of contributing OSU faculty and staff donated to Democratic candidates. In total, OSU faculty and staff donated $104,657 to presidential campaigns in 2008 of which 83% went to Democratic candidates as well.[...]

OSU’s harassment policy is so broad and ambiguous that nearly anything could be argued to be harassment. Conservatives should beware. College administrators consistently use ambiguous policies to silence conservatives on campus -– and they have argued that conservative viewpoints are “threatening” or otherwise “unacceptable” on college campuses.

In fall 2004, a coalition of student religious groups approached OSU to receive full recognition. OSU’s policy would not allow campus groups to “discriminate” based on religion — and the groups’ choice to use religious criteria in deciding membership or group leadership violated that policy. Facing FIRE and the Christian Legal Society, OSU changed its policy, and the student religious groups were fully recognized.

OSU prides itself in its diversity initiatives. The school has nine offices on campus devoted solely to promoting diversity, including the Black Cultural Center, the Institute for Race and Ethnicity, the Multicultural Center, the Office of Minority Affairs, the Women’s Place, and the National Resource Center on the African American Male

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  1. LakeCounty,OH
    August 17th, 2010 at 19:29 | #1

    The bigger surprise would have been 87 percent of OSU faculty giving to conservatives. It’s good work by Campus Reform. But why should we expect OSU to be different from any other state college or university across America?

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