(CAMPUS REFORM) — TThe newly-elected student government President and Vice President at Clemson University are already ruffling feathers with a proposal to institute mandatory LGBTQ “ally training” for faculty and staff.

Student Body President Killian McDonald and Vice President Jaren Stewart ran on a platform that included a commitment to raising Clemson’s “Campus Pride Index” score, which currently stands at 1.5 stars out of a possible 5.0.

In addition to such steps as creating a “gender inclusive living-learning community,” offering annual “LGBTQIA+ admission fairs for new students,” and allowing students to easily alter their name and gender identity on university records, the McDonald/Stewart platform also specifies the goal of instituting “mandatory ally training for faculty and upper level staff on gender identity and sexual orientation issues.”

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