We had a crazy Constitution Week here at Liberty University.
Before the week had even started, we had multiple issues with our Student Government Association (SGA). Our YAL chapter suffered from wave after wave of bureaucracy, culminating in our suspension as a club.
To start, our kickoff meeting was moved back a week due to a fault in SGA's planning. We had requested the room a month in advance.
Then, we were told that we couldn't table during Constitution Week. This was due to a competing event that that university didn't officially tell students about until it was underway. Our speaker from Generation Opportunity literally spent the night at a Lynchburg hotel only to be told of the changing circumstances the next morning.
A week later we had our delayed Constitution Week with additional bureaucratic mistakes. Our room wasn't approved on time, despite being reserved for six weeks at this point. When we got a room approved a day after the planned time for our meeting, it was a room number that didn't actually exist. We had to find another five minutes before our meeting took place. We had to call to get the tables we were supposed to have for promotion, and for brevities sake I'll stop there.
The good news is our Free Speech Wall went REALLY well. We had a total of three free speech walls. The most prominent was wrapped around a pillar in the middle of the hallway. As 8,000 students left from the Liberty University required convocation we have on MWF, they wrote on the wall we had placed strategically in the middle of the hallway.
The first people to write on the wall were girls leaving convocation early since they thought the speaker was offensive and sexist.
Later people responded to our two prompts: "What do you love about your country?" and "What do you hate about our government?"
The whole event went pretty well until the Vice-President of SGA showed up.
However, he only made us tear down one section of the free speech wall, and not the section behind our table. Since his rationale had only been that the other piece of the wall had to be taken down because it violated our student code of conduct, I chose to keep up the section that lacked anything potentially controversial.
All this happened Wednesday. Thursday we pushed the issue.