Wednesday, May 20, 2009

BYU-I dissolves political party organizations

Excerpts of The dissolution of campus political parties by Nate Sunderland of the Rexburg Standard Journal.  Note that  BYU & BYU-Hawaii still maintain their political organizations.

But last semester (Winter 2009), the BYU-Idaho administration announced that both the College Republicans and the College Democrats, (both student-run political organizations), would be dissolved in an effort to comply with changes to the BYU-Idaho political neutrality policy.

"We are trying to ensure that BYU-Idaho is a politically neutral campus," said Andy Cargal, a BYU-Idaho public relations representative. "As a private institution and being affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we feel that it is in the best interest of our university to be politically neutral.

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