The following write up comes from Graham Kozak about not only their GPA event but the importance of such events. His argument is that campuses, which are typically left-leaning, need an organization with a different perspective to be a part of these political "waves" on campus. Here's his story. (Note: I made this post for Graham because he's in the midst of graduation. Congrats!)
If the University of Michigan is any indication, campus agitators adopt a new cause to oppose every few years. The Vietnam Era saw massive anti-draft protests; the nineties witnessed some very public expressions of anti-corporate sentiment; the new millennium was accompanied by concerns over the elimination of affirmative action programs. Pro-Palestine and anti-war protests formed a more or less constant background hum (ending, oddly enough, only when President Obama took office).
That's not to say that these protests are anything but noble. In fact, they add some spice to campus life while raising some very valid -- and often very serious -- issues. Often, however, campus activism is dominated by one perspective: that of the left.
For that reason, it's important for libertarian campus leaders to come up with novel, effective activism tactics to get heard. The hot issue these days is inequality: Inequality of income, inequality of opportunity…inequality of pretty much anything, really. If you need a more thorough list, ask your local Occupiers. Concerns over inequality, whether legitimate or not, gives libertarian groups new opportunities to speak out and inform students about the free market -- and satiric "Redistribute GPA" events like YAL's "Occupy the Honor Roll" this April attract the attention necessary to make our voices heard.