University Bans Golf Team From Using Trump Course Because of Campaign ‘Rhetoric’



One of the top golf programs in the country is no longer allowed to practice at the Trump Doral golf course because administrators deemed Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric to be inconsistent with Barry University’s values.

Late last year, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Administration, determined that Trump’s campaign rhetoric conflicts with the university’s mission, triggering an automatic severing of relations with all businesses and organizations in which he holds a senior leadership position.

“Barry University does not engage in business relationships where… the company’s guiding principles are, antithetical to the university’s core commitments of Inclusive Community and/or Social Justice.”

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Sara Herald, who also serves on the Executive Committee, told Campus Reform the decision was not politically motivated, “as we do not take positions relative to candidates,” but rather was based on a policy intended to ensure that Barry remains true to its fundamental values.