Graphic designed by Evan Brooks.
No matter your political affiliation, it is imperative to understand all sides to any given argument. The College Republicans of West Chester University (WCU) represents one of the main political parties of the United States, and as such, it embodies many sides to several different arguments; that said, it would be to our detriment to not try and understand this organization. This article is one of two “Organization of the Week” interviews — the other being with the College Democrats of WCU — that serve the purpose of featuring two of our most prominent political organizations at WCU.
About The Organization
The College Republicans has been a consistent political presence at WCU for years, and continues to thrive with its passionate and dedicated membership. Like the College Democrats, this organization serves as a place for like-minded individuals to come together and feel comfortable discussing and sharing their views with each other.
The goal of the College Republicans is to ensure that anyone is welcome, though, and to advertise that not just one political philosophy is welcome but all. The organization leans towards the conservative side of ideology for sure, but encourages all of its members to engage in open-minded conversation with all ideologies and parties. Fostering open and productive discussion is another goal of the organization, as it seeks to ensure political discourse is alive and well.
The College Republicans is also a place that encourages individuals to network with each other, to make lasting relationships, and to develop their beliefs through sharing and listening. The organization wishes to ensure that no one is left out or ostracized because of their political beliefs, and works to ensure everyone is heard.
Whether you are interested in politics, or just want to learn more about the Republican party and the ideologies that often surround it, this organization welcomes you. The organization welcomes guest speakers — mostly candidates — to come and present on what they stand for and why you should support them.
If you are interested in working on campaigns, listening to guest speakers, or just sitting in on a discussion, the College Republicans welcome you. The candidates that have come in the past, include both local West Chester candidates, and county candidates as well. The College Republicans hope to continue its political ventures at WCU and around the community, but are now looking into doing more community service, with other political organizations, for the community as well.
Experience In The Organization
In terms of experience within the College Republicans, individuals within the organization elaborated how it has been nothing but positive for them, and that they have met some amazing people within the organization. Attending this organization’s meetings means you could meet friends you would have never otherwise met just walking around campus. All in all, the experience within the organization has been rated as exceptional and can be extra rewarding if you hold a leadership position within it.
The College Republicans are currently scheduled to be a part of a debate with the College Democrats sometime in November before Thanksgiving break. The Debate will be moderated by the Political Science Association, and will follow the CDC and university guidelines in regards to COVID and masking. The organization — the College Republicans — is also looking forward to doing some charity events with some of the other political organizations on campus. The organization is looking to give back the community through service projects, like a possible food drive in the near future. Lastly, election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, so do not forget to go out and vote.
When And Where They Meet
The College Republicans of WCU, meet every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Business and Public Management Building, room 212 — although keep an eye on Ramconnect in case of room changes.
Where To Find Them
Instagram – @wcupa_gop
Website – https://ramconnect.wcupa.edu/crs/home/
Adam Reiland is a third-year English Writings major with a minor in Business and Technical Writing. AR919402@wcupa.edu
Evan Brooks is a third-year Business Management major with minors in Economics and Civic and Professional Leadership. EB916132@wcupa.edu