The 2012 election may be over but the battle for the direction of America never ends.
Conservative and libertarian students can thrive on American campuses if they’re willing to work hard and work together. Robert Oliver is a student and conservative activist at Ithaca College who’s leading the way.
He outlines his strategy in a new post at the YAF blog.
Prevailing on a Liberal Campus
With the results from this fall in mind, it is now more important than ever to spread conservatism across college campuses. As liberals gloat about their victories, we must take advantage of the opportunity to keep working and fighting for our conservative values and principles. Now is the time to build up our forces so we can come back stronger than ever.
Our main goal of conservative activism at Ithaca College is to expose the liberal bias of the faculty and show the community that there is a strong Conservative Movement on campus.We have turned our group into a safe haven for conservatives and libertarians alike and although we might not agree on specific issues, we agree that smaller government, individual liberties and American exceptionalism are what we’re fighting for.
The secret to be successful on a liberal campus is all about getting your name out there; tabling, holding events, bringing speakers, participating in YAF activities. If you follow these methods, I guarantee you will find those conservatives and libertarians out there. If I can do it here, on a campus whose staff is 92% liberal, then you can do it wherever you are.
My activism has begun a dialogue between our group and the school president on how we can improve the lack of intellectual diversity on campus. We can see the bias through voter registration, FEC contributions from school officials, and the school’s budget for speakers. The study on the lack of intellectual diversity has encouraged groups at other universities to conduct similar research and it has proven to be a very effective activism tool.