Some Texas A&M students want the choice of opting out when it comes to funding areas like the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center. Even though the Student Senate at Texas A&M approved a bill offering that option, it’s going to be a long time before it becomes reality.
Senior petroleum engineering student Hector Funes says the whole question makes his school look bad and that means he doesn’t like it. “Once and Aggie always an Aggie,” Funes explains, “and I want to be proud of my school.”
He doesn’t think there will be large demonstrations because the College Station campus is pretty conservative. That conservatism is also why the question emerged.
“It make us look like we’re not welcoming,” Funes says, pointing out that opting out of paying through student fees for some services is both personal and political.
The process will be a slow one. Funes understands he will likely have graduated and departed the campus before the issue is settled – either way.