SHOCK POLL: No Philadelphia Colleges Offer ‘Safe Space’ For Students Traumatized By Democratic Convention
Officials at fancypants colleges in Philadelphia are providing exactly zero “safe spaces” for students who are traumatized by this week’s Democratic National Convention.
The Daily Caller contacted eight prestigious and semi-prestigious Philadelphia-area colleges and universities to find out if they are offering “safe spaces” after Case Western Reserve University provided such a comfort zone last week for students psychologically or physically traumatized by the prospect of Republicans being in Cleveland and giving speeches. (RELATED: Fancypants College In Cleveland Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention)
Tuition, fees and room and board cost $60,304 per year at Case Western.
By email and/or telephone, TheDC contacted the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, Drexel University, La Salle University and Villanova University to determine if they would be providing student “safe spaces” in response to the Democratic National Convention.
In addition to those seven expensive private schools, TheDC also contacted Temple University, which is public.
None of the eight schools indicated that they are offering students “safe spaces” to take shelter from the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center — or its accompanying protests.
None of the schools responded to the questions, in fact.
Case Western had informed students — and professors, and administrators — that the private school’s Social Justice Institute would “host a ‘safe space'” in the basement of concrete-laden Crawford Hall for the duration of the convention, which occurred from July 18 to July 21, according to a statement.
“University Counseling Services will continue to offer walk-in services for students who want to talk with someone about their concerns related to recent events and/or the upcoming convention,” the Case Western statement said.
“The university’s Employee Assistance Service will have a counselor available on campus during the workday for staff or faculty who wish to talk about their concerns,” the statement continued.
TheDC paid a visit to Case Western’s “safe space” during the Republican National Convention. (RELATED: Literally No One Visited Hilariously Lame RNC ‘Safe Space’)
The “safe space,” which was four miles away from the convention and only open for 6 hours each day, featured coffee, colored markers, well-sharpened colored pencils and an underwhelming selection of candy. There were three coloring books including one entitled “Being Gay Is Okay,” which is apparently intended to teach children about homosexuality.
The Case Western “safe space” was managed by a moderately heavyset woman with a face covered in several piercings and a shock of dyed, deep red hair.
Jake Henry contributed invaluably to this story.