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2016 Election Education

‘Students for Hillary’ Chapters Ignoring Schools’ Tax-Exempt Statuses to Promote Their Candidate

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

Students for Hillary chapters across the nation have flouted their schools’ tax-exempt statuses by using university resources to promote their candidate, an investigation conducted by Campus Reform reveals.

Last week, Campus Reform reported that the University of Chicago’s Students for Hillary chapter had repeatedly reserved rooms in the school’s library to phone bank for Hillary, a practice expressly forbidden by the school as a potentially fatal threat to its tax-exempt status.

Now, Campus Reform has discovered that several other pro-Hillary student groups have adopted similar practices which tend to violate school policy and, in many cases, have put the tax-exempt statuses of prestigious institutions like Columbia and Harvard in jeopardy.

At Columbia, for instance, Students for Hillary planned a phone bank for Tuesday evening in Hamilton Hall, an academic building on campus, even though Columbia policy notes that when engaging in partisan political activity “aimed outside the University community, they [student groups] may not utilize university space for such activities, but instead must conduct all such activities off campus.”

A spokesperson for Columbia…

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Campus Reform

Campus Reform

Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America's leading site for college news.
As a watchdog to the nation's higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias and abuse on the nation's college campuses.
Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.
Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

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