UPDATE: Student affairs encourages ‘a culture of respect’ following Crowder’s visit to campus

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10/02: In an email addressed to the entire student body, Kathy Cavins-Tull, vice chancellor for student affairs, added additional information on Steven Crowder’s visit to campus Monday.

Neither TCU nor any political group on campus hosted Crowder, he positioned himself on a public sidewalk on a public street and the language he used is protected by the United States Constitution, according to Cavins-Tull.

“For some of the members of our community, it was a day of pain and anguish,” she said in an email. “For others, a day of disappointment that the university failed to remove the source of their pain from the public sidewalk.  I want to acknowledge the pain that I saw yesterday and the disappointment that I heard.  I also want to acknowledge those who used their voices to oppose to Mr. Crowder and even to criticize the University.  Speech is protected for you, too. ”

She praised SGA and other Panhellenic organizations for tabling Tuesday to continue the conversation and to support a campus culture of respect.

“We are a community, and in the marketplace of ideas, the best remedy for bad ideas are good ideas,” said Cavins-Tull. “Let’s keep talking.”

If students are in need of assistance during this time, visit the Counseling Center, Religious and Spiritual Life or Campus Life. Walk-in appointments are welcome at each of the three offices.

This story will continue to be updated as more information is made available to TCU360. 

10/02: The day after many on TCU’s campus were upset by the presence of a YouTuber questioning rape culture, the Student Government is having a tabling event to support survivors of sexual violence.

The tabling event will be near the Founders Statue from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We must come together to show our community that we are dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual violence and that their voice matters on our campus,” the Student Government Association Cabinet said in a statement.

TCU released a statement on Twitter Monday explaining that Crowder was allowed to be on campus because he was on a public sidewalk and the university does not condone his beliefs.


10/01: The culture wars came to TCU Monday when a YouTuber set up a table along University Dr. and questioned the idea of rape culture.

Steven Crowder, who last week was defending Brett Kavanaugh, sat with a microphone as students discussed the merits.

Last semester he was here debating male privilege.

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