1. I don't think controversy is grounds to recognize/disrecognize a club -
we have seen that with our good friends over at SPARC. Also, controversy
is a subjective opinion - some may think that VPIRGS agenda is
controversial and some may not - it just depends on your personal belief
2. However, because of their lobbyist nature and their actual UVM agenda I
am opposed to their recognition because that isn't the nature of a "club."
way beyond collective student interest and as Turi said is a group of
3. An intuitive objection arises immediately... Don't we recognize
professional organizations? UVM Rescue isn't a club - they are a
professional rescue organization. They go way beyond student interest -
actually, they provide an essential service to the UVM campus and S.
Burlington community. Same with Common Grounds - they are a professional
rescue squad as well! Perhaps we need to formulate a new definition of
a club and perhaps downsize?