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Clemson admissions counselor ‘reassigned’ after controversial post

The Snapchat post by Rozman implied her own political bias and created controversy over college admissions.
Campus Reform

The Snapchat post by Rozman implied her own political bias and created controversy over college admissions.

A Clemson University undergraduate admissions counselor has been “reassigned” following a post on her Snapchat account expressing her views of Republican students applying to college.
The admissions counselor Monica Rozman said, “Reviewing college apps and, just wanna say: no one cares if you’re Republican. Like, small government, low taxes, etc., Republican.”
She elaborated on her statement by expressing that students who identify as Republican must “denounce the white supremacy and misogyny,” while also pointing out that the Republican party is not an “oppressed group.”
“BUT BUT BUT, if you’re gonna talk about being Republican (1) don’t act like it’s an oppressed group bc it’s not and unless you ACTIVELY DENOUNCE the white supremacy and misogyny, etc., within your party, you are going out of your way to identify with an oppressive group. Like? Don’t,” wrote Rozman.
Campus Reform obtained a screenshot of the post, and reached out to Joe Galbraith, spokesperson at Clemson, for more information.
Galbraith emphasized in a statement to Campus Reform that Rozman does not have a role in making decisions about admissions and that her comments do not follow with the University’s admissions policies.
“Admissions decisions are made by the leadership of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the views expressed on the personal social media channel of this individual – who does not make admissions decisions – are not consistent with the admissions policies or practices of Clemson University,” said Galbraith.
Following the incident, Clemson College Republicans called on President Jim Clements and Vice President Chris Miller to immediately make a public statement disavowing the actions taken by Monica Rozman, as said by Marris Meyer, spokesperson for the group.
“As the sole right-winged club on Clemson University’s campus, Clemson College Republicans are very concerned about the malicious comments made by Monica Rozman. These comments are a direct insinuation that the Republican party is rife with ‘white supremacy’ and ‘misogyny,’ which is completely fabricated and unfounded,” said Meyer.
“This university is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, and no one should fear discrimination by our faculty.”
In a statement to Fox News, Galbraith also noted that the university is committed to evaluating applicants on merit and not on “political affiliation,” adding that an internal investigation has been launched and that the school has “reassigned” Rozman’s role.
An earlier version of this article misspelled Marris Meyer’s name as Merris. The Tiger regrets this error and has since corrected it.

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