Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) approved the resolution rejecting the creation of “safe spaces” on campus by a 33-6 vote.
Middle Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) resoundingly approved a resolution last week rejecting the creation of “safe spaces” on campus.
According to Hypeline, the MTSU Student Senate voted 33-6 (with three abstentions) in favor of a resolution expressing the body’s formal opposition to “the creation of intellectual and ideological safe spaces where students and faculty could go to avoid confrontation with differing ideologies.”
“College is to be an [sic] time in one’s life where ideals can be freely and openly expressed and challenged, and individuals benefit from an exchange of diverse ideas,” the resolution states, noting that the free exchange of ideas is enshrined in both the U.S. Constitution and MTSU’s mission
SGA Executive Vice President Connor McDonald told Campus Reform that the student government rarely takes positions on these types of issues, observing that senators are expected to represent the whole student body, but said they saw the issue of safe spaces as one that required their input, given the attention it has received lately.
“We want to make sure that the First Amendment right to freedom of speech is protected on MTSU’s campus for years to come, so the Senate voted in…
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