It Turns Out Tulane KA Is Being Supported By The University Administration And IFC

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Another development at Tulane comes as a pleasant surprise. According to another source close to the house, Tulane administration and the local IFC have been very supportive of KA through the entire ordeal, from assisting with PR to hiring armed security to stand at the KA house all week. In the face of many recent events when fraternities are cut down, shut down, and run out of town, it’s refreshing to see a school taking a practical and sensical approach to a case of hurt feelings.

The VP of Student Affairs sent out the following email Wednesday morning:

“Dear Tulane Community,

Many members of the university community have expressed concern over the words “Trump” and “Make America Great Again” that appeared on a wall of sandbags at the off campus chapter of the Tulane Kappa Alpha Order (KA) on Thursday, April 7.

Tulane encourages and supports the free exchange of ideas and opinions including any expression of support for or opposition to political candidates. We also understand that while members of KA said they intended the words as satire, it sparked a visceral reaction in the context of a very heated and divisive political season.

The Division of Student affairs is working with students and community members in a comprehensive approach to addressing these issues. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority programs is working with the KA chapter leadership, members and national headquarters. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is working with various multicultural groups and students who feel impacted by this incident.

Furthermore, the Office of Student conduct is reviewing the various reports submitted through the http://tulane.edu/concerns website and are gathering additional information in order to follow up on these reports.

As an institution of higher education and learning, we are committed to exploring ways to facilitate learning opportunities from the incident. We remain committed to our values of free speech and inclusion in a learning environment that thrives on the expression of multiple perspectives and viewpoints. Simultaneously we remain committed to support all our students in alleviating anything that detracts from the educational environment.

Dr. Dusty Porter
Vice President of Student Affairs

The email hits on a point that many who have followed this story also have brought up: Satire or not, these guys still have a right to express their support for a political candidate. Consequently, others have the right to oppose that same candidate. It gets ugly when opposition turns to hatred and the hatred involves slander.

Tulane did a great job of listening to all sides, putting aside the heated feelings sparked by the incident, and using good common sense to move forward. Cheers to you, Tulane.

Image via Twitter@TulaneKA

  1. Bobby Axelrod

    Lot of content today, Not So Sweetheart. Did Dorn realize he can pay you 78% of what he pays Catalina Coke and get twice the quality?

    8 years ago at 12:34 pm
    1. katalyst

      Comments/facts like this won’t get those sweater puppies out any faster. So let’s try something like: “Your articles are so much better than CatalinaCoke’s. Can you show us your tits?”

      8 years ago at 1:25 pm
      1. PhiGamerican

        Not So Sweetheart, Your articles are so much better than CatalinaCoke’s. Can you show us your tits?

        8 years ago at 2:20 pm
  2. Fratcinnati

    The fact that merely the word “Trump” can send someone into a fit of rage or oppression is completely baffling to me. It just shows how coddling American society is today. You don’t like him? Don’t vote for him. It’s really that simple. The pussification of America continues. Big shoutout to Tulane for handling this the way they did.

    8 years ago at 1:22 pm
  3. JackKA

    For once the university has actually sided against these libtards. Good job Tulane.

    8 years ago at 1:31 pm
  4. Ron_Draper

    So is it possible TFM kinda jumped the gun on this one?

    The strongest of the “extremely outraged” SJWs at Tulane only got 250 shares on his stupid post….

    8 years ago at 2:10 pm
    1. Not So Sweetheart

      Only 250 shares to the exact original post, doesn’t account for people copy/pasting, sharing a shared post, or writing their own message using the same photos. A simple FB search of keywords from the incident brought up an endless stream of the same messages of hurt and outrage with a rare sprinkling of people supporting the guys exercising their right to free speech.

      8 years ago at 3:08 pm
  5. supertank156

    I would have lit those big black football players up with frozen paintballs.

    8 years ago at 4:37 pm