Sign for military recruitment event at WNEU causing controversy

Hampden County

Some people are unhappy with a sign that was posted at a local university during a recent recruitment event.

Western New England University School of Law recently hosted a representative of the U.S. Air Force to discuss opportunities for students in the JAG Corps.

A viewer who wanted to remain anonymous sent us this photo of the sign that was posted during the visit. The sign read in part:

The law school opposes the armed services continued policy of discrimination against transgender people.

The viewer felt the sign “openly discouraged students from attending the program.”

Western New England University said the sign was intended to be anti-discriminatory, not anti-military.

WNEU Associate VP for Media and Community Relations, Barbara Moffat’s responded, “This compromised statement that has been approved and is used quite readily around campuses allows us to bring both sides to the table.” 

According to WNEU, the language on the sign was drafted and approved by faculty and was not intended to discourage students from pursuing military careers.

Signs like this are used in law schools across the country. 

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