Santa Clara University: Student Government Association’s Denial of Recognition to Young Americans for Freedom Chapter

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Santa Clara University

A group of Santa Clara University students sought recognition for the SCU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, an organization dedicated to advancing conservative principles. After SCU’s Student Government Association denied the club recognition, citing its “ideology” and the existence of other conservative clubs, FIRE wrote to SCU on May 17, 2019, explaining that denying recognition to YAF based on the group’s views was contrary to SCU’s stated commitments to free expression.