It may seem like political correctness has been on a steady rise on college campuses with no sign of reversing course, but one college is about to buck the trend. University of South Carolina Upstate is closing their Center for Women and Gender Studies (CWGS) this summer and instead allocating the money for a program to teach the principles and provisions of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.
Are you pinching yourself yet? You're not dreaming; it's true.
Campus Reform reports that the closing of the center will save the state $45,000 annually. The CWGS center hosted a controversial LGBTQ symposium this past spring, and was to have hosted a play entitled How To Be A Lesbian in 10 Days Or Less, which was cancelled after a public outcry.
USCU Chancellor Tom Moore said that closing the center had nothing to do with the controversial symposium, but was instead part of the university's “effort to be consistent and systematic across academic affairs in how we administer and support various programs.”
The new program will comply with 90 year old state law, which requires colleges to teach students a year's worth of courses on the nation's founding documents. Score one for the Constitution!