BYU-Idaho disbands student political party clubs. In order to maintain school’s policy of political neutrality, but BYU (Provo) or BYU-Hawaii won’t be following suit. Odd.
“We feel that it is in the best interest of our university to be politically neutral,” Cargal told the Standard Journal of Rexburg. “While we actively encourage our students to be politically active and join political parties of their choice, we feel that BYU-Idaho itself can’t be a sponsor of partisan political groups or activities.”
Carri Jenkins, a spokeswoman for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said the university’s main campus is not disbanding its College Republicans or College Democrats student organizations.
“It’s not something that’s under discussion,” Jenkins said.
Michael Johanson, a spokesman at BYU-Hawaii, also said that campus has no plans to dissolve the two groups, either.
Perhaps it club membership was so lopsided towards the Republicans that it gave the impression that more Mormons tend to agree with the GOP (shock!) but is disbanding the clubs the best approach? Still, I doubt students will be at a loss to organize and participate politically.
Calling my Rexburg Democrat for comment.