Conservative Students Wonder Why College Republicans have to Pay Security Fee while College Democrats Don’t

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

Why does Cornell University charge for extra security for College Republican events and not for College Democrats? That is the question that is circulating among Cornell’s College Republicans:

The Cornell Republicans tell a similar story. The group paid $5,000, an entire semester’s worth of funding, to provide extra security for Rick Santorum to speak on campus, only to see him heckled by protesters.

Cornell tacked on security costs for even less prominent conservative speakers as well, including $228 for Ward Connerly and $472.50 for Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Conversely, College Democrats President Kevin Kowalewski said he cannot recall his group every having to pay a single security fee in the past several years.