News from the 2010 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) annual conference in Boston is troubling. Many fear that the national organization for college student affairs administrators will have to increase security measures at future conventions.
“We’re not sure how it happened,” said an ACPA representative, “but somehow a Republican was able to register for the conference.”
ACPA is well known for hosting its national convention each year and offering a myriad of workshops, with many focused on diversity awareness and inclusion.
“We really don’t want their kind here,” said one ACPA member who heard about the infiltration. “I come here every year so I can attend tolerance programs in peace. Knowing that there’s a Republican here taints the entire experience. They should be off at some Tea Party party.”
ACPA leadership will meet to consider how to make sure conference registration materials more clearly reflect the values of the organization.
“One member of our team suggested we add a new commission for Republicans, but we’re planning to vote that member out of the organization,” said an anonymous ACPA leader. “We only want members who embrace differences.”