UC Irvine encourages the celebration of the seasons, instead of a holiday
Christian student says she feels ‘unpleasant’ of the campus guidelines.
It’s that time of year again when universities across the country issue of the guidelines to their designated safe areas are as inclusive as possible during the Christmas season.
While “snowflakes” melt since President Trump’s election, there is an avalanche of political correctness to push for Christmas-free campuses, according to a senior at the University of California, Irvine.
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“It is shocking, but not really surprising,” Ariana Schouten, a CampusReform.org correspondent told Fox & Friends Friday morning.
Schouten is of the opinion that the push for tolerance makes the Christians, like herself, the feeling of being “unwanted.”
“They pander to the minority at the expense of the majority,” she said.
In Schouten’ campus, departments are encouraged to “focus on the celebration of a special occasion, instead of a specific holiday” with a “end of the year party” or “celebrate seasonal themes such as autumn, winter or spring.”
UCI’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity guidelines provide for “inclusive and sensitive” celebrations, which requests “the office party are not indirectly the celebration of religious holidays.” They are encouraged to “display various symbols to represent a variety of faith traditions, along with the secular.”
Ohio University also said publicly displayed decorations “must be secular in nature.”
Meanwhile, Trump’s delivery on his campaign promise to “Merry Christmas” back to the White House is angry at the very least, a student at the University of Alabama.
The Crimson White, UA student publication, ran an op-ed to explain Trump’s decision to “bring birth back to the White House,” a “slap in the face.”
“The places of the nativity scene on the grounds of the main house in the United States is sending the message that their president forget those who are not the practice of Christianity,” the editorial read.
The op-ed not even the comment that the obama’s will never be removed from the birth of jesus – it was just reported they will be considered.
But Jesus is not the only one caught in the campus crossfire – the santa Claus himself, is the taboo in a university.
The State University of New York, Brockport suggests a grab bag in place of a “secret Santa” gift exchange.
“Keeping decorations in general and not specific to a religion,” the Office of Diversity and Integration of the directive reads. “Creating a winter theme, with light and color in place of religious icons.”
“The College at Brockport is committed to compliance with all the cultural days of significance,” John Follaco, a college spokesperson told Fox News, adding that the suggestions were “not intended to reduce the celebration of Christmas. Instead, they are focused on the promotion of the celebration of all the holidays that are meaningful to our diverse community.”
Life University in Marietta, Georgia. is hosting a “holiday decorating contest.”
“One of the main judging components is inclusiveness, which in mind how the department decorations show respect for all religious winter holidays,” a university spokesman told Fox News. “We have had great success and the positive feedback of our LIFE of the community for the fact that the contest on the campus, and we plan to make it a winter holiday staple at the university.”
Many universities have changed the name of their events from “Christmas” to “holiday”, but the American University, visiting professor, Jacob Lupfer told the Morning Consult, “a Holiday means ‘holy day.’ It is not a secular term. It is just more inclusive.”
Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke