UCI reverses restrictions on Republican group’s use of campus spaces pending appeal

As reported by the Orange County Register:

IRVINE – Restrictions on using meeting spaces placed Monday by UCI Student Center and Event Services management on the College Republicans at UCI were lifted Thursday after hundreds of calls and emails were received from concerned members of both political parties.

UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said under the direction of the vice chancellor for student affairs, the student center lifted the restrictions to give the Republican organization the opportunity to book spaces through the center until an appeal was submitted and reviewed.

But College Republicans at UCI chairman emeritus Robert Petrosyan said the organization had no intention of filing an appeal by the July 1 deadline.

“If we file an appeal, then we end up accepting the charges and the decision that the administration made to ban us in the first place,” he said. “That’s not what we want to do. We want the administration to withdraw the charge entirely, and also declare (the suspension) was wrong and it was an act of bias against our organization for political reasons.”

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