Statement on non-sanctioned University event
HOUSTON (October 10, 2017) – Texas Southern University welcomes free speech and all viewpoints on campus as part of our collegiate experience. A student event at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law on October 9, 2017, ended early because it was not scheduled in accordance with University policy. The University has extended an invitation to Rep. Briscoe Cain to return to campus for deliberative dialogue at a University-approved event.
Texas Southern has more than 119 registered student organizations and clubs for students. Once campus administrators were made aware by our police department of a disturbance at the law school involving our students, they conducted a check of recognized student organizations, it was determined that The Federalist Society was not a sanctioned University organization and proper scheduling procedures were not followed. To view the full policy on campus organizations, please click here
According to the Texas Southern University Student Code of Conduct, Section III, Freedom of Expression Policy:
TSU’s vice president of student affairs is working with the student group to assist with registration process and procedures.