Conservative group profiles Georgetown, disappoints itself
Georgetown has “almost entirely shed itself of its Catholic character,” according to a report published by Campus Reform, a conservative social networking website.
Campus Reform, which assessed political attitudes at Georgetown as part of its guide to the nation’s top colleges, also bemoaned the prominence of liberal student groups, which outnumber conservative groups threefold.
So, what else makes Georgetown a den of liberalism?
The university has a sociology department “dominated by the Marxist categories of class, race, sex, and sexuality,” the Women’s and Gender Studies department focuses on “feminist social and political indoctrination,” and liberal student groups outnumber their conservative counterparts threefold.
The report also criticized the LGBTQ Resource Center, anti-war protesters at an on-campus speech given by General David Petraeus, the Class of 2014’s summer reading novel, and “misguided” environmental goals to reduce carbon emissions.
Further offenses even included a “leftist student publication” called the Georgetown Voice, which publishes sex columns that “undermine traditional values.”
However, Campus Reform did find some aspects of Georgetown to compliment. The report expressed approval of Professor Patrick Deneen’s Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy, as well as Army ROTC program and Student Veteran Association.
Run by the Leadership Institute, which calls itself “the premier training ground for tomorrow’s conservative leaders,” Campus Reform is an arm of the Campus Leadership Program, which helps students create conservative groups to combat “against leftist bias and abuse on college campuses.”