So at Dartmouth, there’s a new group called the Phyrgian Society that is trying to “fight against the heavy hand of the administration.” But before you think it’s a knockoff of Keep Wesleyan Weird…
The society — which consists mostly of politically conservative students, including leaders of conservative campus publications — has held meetings with members of the Board of Trustees and briefly established a shell corporation to receive donations from alumni.
According to an undated letter from the Phrygian Society to select male alumni, the organization “plans to call attention to the unfortunately diminished Dartmouth spirit by authoring articles in local papers, actively researching the College’s past and personally passing down Dartmouth traditions through the years…”
The letter continues to explain a second, co-existing purpose. It asks alumni to donate to the organization in order “to preserve the Dartmouth that you love, a Dartmouth that is being obliterated by over-zealous administrators in the name of political correctness.”
The writers, who identify themselves as “a group of senior men,” said they “have recently decided to take matters into [their] own hands and actively preserve the Dartmouth way of life …”
So I guess you could say it’s more like, “Keep Dartmouth Rich, White and Male.”