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OSPIRG put on ice at PSU

Portland State’s Vanguard reported last week that OSPIRG is no longer considered a student group on campus because its mission statement refers to OSPIRG as a corporation. The PSU chapter of OSPIRG is no longer receiving the benefits that student groups get. As for its budget, the Student Fee Committee will hear opinions from students before decided what to do with the OSPIRG chapter’s $128,000 of student-paid fees.

We hope the SFC will do the right thing here and set a precedent for OSPIRG on the state’s university campuses. Their claims as an on-campus student organization are a bunch of malarky. As Thomas Jefferson said: “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

  1. Toby says:

    Please, please finally cut this group. After years of being an exception to the rules, horrible communication, and no transparency, someone did something.

  2. osa insider says:

    shit some people might lose campaign$$$ if this group leaves the fee

  3. ChrisD says:

    Yeesh, finally! They’ve been trying to boot them out of PSU since 2001 when I started there.

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