TPUSA deemed 'direct threat,' denied recognition at Santa Clara

  • A conservative student group at Santa Clara University was denied official recognition after being compared to white nationalist organizations and accused of being antithetical to the university’s values.
  • One week before the Student Senate was scheduled to vote on the group's status, staff adviser Tedd Vanadilok opted to show a slideshow implicitly comparing the organization to white supremacist and white nationalist groups.
  • Vanadilok claims that he clarified after the presentation that TPUSA is not actually a white supremacist group, but conservative students believe the damage had already been done by the insinuation.

A conservative student group at Santa Clara University was denied official recognition after being compared to white nationalist organizations and accused of being antithetical to the university’s values.

In mid-January, a coalition of conservative students submitted a request for university recognition of a Turning Point USA chapter, which was to be debated and voted on at a February 2 student government meeting.



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