A group of protesters opposed to a were turned away from President Maravene Loeschke's inauguration ceremony Friday afternoon.
A news release sent from the —a group serving low-income people, particularly minorities—Friday morning stated that the organization's activist branch Change Nation planned to deliver more than 12,000 petition letters asking Loeschke to denounce the proposed student group during the ceremony.
In an email, the Washington, D.C. based service organization's press secretary Donna De La Cruz wrote that the protestors, who as of Friday afternoon had collected more than 18,000 letters, were escorted out of Towson University Arena, where the ceremony was held.
Students looking to start the White Student Union were previously involved in the former student group , which prompted controversy when members allegedly scrawled "White Pride" in chalk at various campus locations.
A spokeswoman for the university said Thursday that as of Monday, no paperwork was filed for the White Student Union.
, a former Towson University professor and student, assumed her post as president on Jan. 1.