The time for action is now. Show up in Usdan today at noon to protest the Administration’s new overreaching and insulting Residency Policy. Before you arrive, here’s what you should know:
1: This is not about Beta. While this policy was implemented mainly to impact Beta, the Administration knows it gives them free reign to walk all over students. This protests is about personal rights. We are not university property.
2: The new policy is vague, allowing the Administration to crack down on almost anything. It prohibits visiting “private societies”, but it does not state what a “private society” is, conveniently allowing the Administration to decide for themselves.
3: This affects everyone on campus. By limiting freedom of association, it curtails the rights of all students and changes the relationship of students to the administration. Instead of being roughly equal, this places the administration in a paternalistic position over us, telling us what we can and cannot do. The administration has been trying to change the character of the school for years, and if we don’t take a stand now, it will send a message to the administration that they can do whatever they want without recourse. We must stand up now and tell them that we will not let them tell us how to live our lives.
4: Please bring signs to show your support. We’re keeping this civil and acting like adults, so no personal attacks or inappropriate language.
5: There will a petition for you to sign calling on the Administration to repeal the policy.