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The University of California Irvine has returned the rights of the University’s College Republicans to host events and reserve space on campus. This follows the decision made by UC Irvine earlier this week to prohibit the College Republicans from hosting events on campus until Spring of 2017.

Breitbart News reported the letter Ariana Rowlands, UC Irvine’s College Republicans President,  received from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. (Emphasis added)

“Dear Ms. Rowlands and the Authorized Signers of the College Republicans at UCI,

I am contacting you on behalf of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. As a follow-up to my letter sent yesterday, I want to share with you that the revocation of your privileges to access space on campus through UCI Student Center & Event Services has been withdrawn pending the final outcome of your appeal. At this time, your ability to access space on campus has been restored.

As mentioned in the June 22 letter, the vice chancellor invites you to submit your appeal by July 1. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Edgar Dormitorio

Chief of Staff
Student Affairs”

The letter states that the College Republicans must follow the appeal process in order for the ban to be permanently lifted. The actions of the University are largely due to immense rebuttal from various campus groups and media reports on the harsh penalty imposed on the College Republicans for hosting their Milo event.

The College Republicans responded to this letter in a statement on their Facebook page:

“We want nothing less than a resolution by the University of California Regents to condemn rampant discrimination against conservative students. This discriminatory behavior has been going on for far too long and it needs to be put to an end. It is time for a group to stand up to fight for the rights of conservative students constantly suppressed by administrations across the UC system. We are that group. We will under no circumstances be submitting an appeal for the decision by UCI as that would be an admittance to a wrongdoing we did not commit. We will not be silenced and we will not be stopped.”

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