I am responding to Christopher Ortiz’s article in the Sept. 30
issue of The Collegian, “Double penalty is unfair.” The fact of the
matter is that CSU is an organization that has the ability to make
policies as the administration sees fit and Mr. Ortiz chooses to
attend. This is not “a direct violation of students’ civil rights.”
In the real world, a CEO of a company would be fired immediately if
he or she was brought up on assault and battery charges. You would
probably lose your job at the gas station if you tested positive
for cocaine. If you commit a crime as a private citizen, it will
affect many other aspects of your life.
I think it is entirely fair for the university to reserve the
right to suspend or expel a student who sells drugs to get through
college. To my knowledge, no CSU student has been sentenced to
additional jail time by the Discipline Panel. Honestly, I really
don’t want to go to a school where riots, alcohol and drug abuse
run rampant. The riot bill is a bit ridiculous, but watching
students get tear-gassed a few years back at Mile
High was significantly more ridiculous.
In the future please try to keep your raging liberalism somewhat
contained, and maybe throw in an example of a student being
unfairly treated and scapegoated (if it has ever happened).
Junior, mechanical engineering