Rutgers University has been asked to remove Donald Trump’s name from its campus by a local state representative.
The New Jersey lawmaker’s office has requested the university remove Trump’s image from the school’s logo, a move that is being called “unnecessary.”
The New York real estate tycoon is scheduled to speak at Rutgers University next week, but university officials say it has been a priority to make sure that he is not given a platform.
The university is asking the State Assembly for the approval to remove the Trump image.
Rutgers spokesman Kevin Roberts told The Next Wealth that he could not comment on specific requests made by state representatives.
But Roberts told the news outlet that “we always ask that people abide by the university’s policies, which are to promote inclusion and to foster a welcoming environment.”
“If there are concerns raised by a representative that it is inappropriate, we encourage them to bring them to the attention of our leadership team, and then to pursue a resolution that meets the university and the state,” Roberts said.