On Wednesday morning, I decided to travel to my alma mater, the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. As part of my journey, I hoped to meet with William & Mary Students for Liberty that evening. While on the grounds, I decided to stop in to the office of student activities to discover what sort of political organizations existed on campus.
Besides the aforementioned Students for Liberty and the fairly traditional College Republicans and College Democrats, I also discovered William and Mary Students for Life, a pro-life group created by my former employers, Students for Life of America. After a few email exchanges, I ended up attending a meeting of this organization. Although the local Catholic church held a pro-life event at the same time, as thus lured away some of their attendees, Students for Life still had a pretty good gathering.
Even though I planned to leave campus on Thursday afternoon, when I heard that Pete Snyder would be speaking to the College Republicans, I decided to stick around, interested to hear what Pete had to say and to offer him a friendly hello. Unfortunately, several minutes before the start of the CR meeting, the leader of the group announced that Mr. Snyder was unable to attend. It was disappointing and cut their meeting pretty short, but these things do happen. Nevertheless, despite the statewide losses and the defeat of Delegate Watson in the 93rd, the CRs seemed to be in pretty good spirits.
Although not an exhaustive search, I’m glad to see that political activism is still alive and well on the campus of William & Mary.