PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Students For Trump Club Opens Chapter At Penn State

There are already Students for Sanders and Students for Hillary clubs at Penn State. Now, with the primaries quickly approaching, one student has established a “Students for Trump” club.

Though not yet an official student organization on campus, the club is recognized by Trump’s campaign and the overarching Students for Trump organization.

Senior Ryan Belz, a long-time member of the Penn State College Republicans and former UPUA presidential candidate, decided to launch this upcoming Students for Trump chapter because of our generation’s importance in being politically active.

“With the Pennsylvania primary quickly approaching on April 26, and the general election coming in November, I felt it was a perfect time to start up a Students for Trump chapter at Penn State,” Belz said.

Belz has supported Trump avidly for years — even before he decided to officially run for president.

“The way he has been able to run his organization, master the art of the deal and how he has the mentality to never give up shows he is what America desperately needs,” Belz said. “Since I could vote at 18, I have always written in ‘Donald J. Trump,’ because he is exactly what this country needs. Whether it’s Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton, America does not need a proven liar in the Oval Office. American needs someone who is not afraid to say ‘You’re Fired’ to the establishment within the Beltway.”

Penn State College Democrats Communications Director Luis Rolfo isn’t quite as enthusiastic about a Trump America. He threw some significant shade at his campus supporters in the Daily Collegian, even going so far to suggest Students for Trump members have a higher propensity to commit hate crimes.

“There have been instances of hate crimes around the Penn State community since I’ve been here, and it would not surprise me if those past or future perpetrators gravitate to this club,” Rolfo said.

Let’s not forget the last time Trump made news at Penn State:

About the Author

Erin Servey

Erin Servey writes and copy-edits for Onward State. She's a Junior Schreyer Honors Scholar and Paterno Fellow at Penn State, studying English and psychology, with a French minor. Editing, poetry, and photography are her passions. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ErinEServey).


More by Erin

Take A Study Break And Look At Cute Baby Animal GIFs

Here’s an excuse to keep procrastinating — I mean, to take a break. Enjoy the cuteness of these baby animal GIFs.

Extended Finals Week Hours For Dining, Parking, CATA, And The Library

Two A Cappella Groups To Release EPs On The Same Day


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend