Flagler College: Rejecting Student Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty Because of Its “Political Agenda”


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In February 2017, the Student Government Association (SGA) at Flagler College, a private institution in Florida, refused to recognize a chapter of the student organization Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), citing the group’s “political agenda” and a “certain fear regarding the group’s direction.” The SGA had already once denied recognition of YAL months earlier. FIRE wrote to Flagler College, which promises to uphold its students’ freedom of expression, calling on the institution and the SGA to reverse the student government’s viewpoint discrimination in refusing to recognize the YAL chapter.