Campus Profile: Texas State University

Texas State University (TXST) is a public university in San Marcos. Around 33,175 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

 Texas State University (TXST) is a public university in San Marcos. Around 33,175 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

 

Official Political Student Organizations

 

    

 

Conservative Organizations:

    College Republicans

    Students for Life

    TPUSA

 

Liberal Organizations:

    Bobcat PRIDE at Texas State

    College Democrats

    Gay Black Men United

    I Am That Girl

    oSTEM

    QueerCats

    Texas Rising

    Young Democratic Socialists of America

 

SAT/ACT Score Requirements:

TXST is requiring SAT/ACT scores only for some students seeking undergraduate admission.

 

OpenSecrets Data on Texas State University Employee Political Donations:

In the 2020 election cycle, 80.89% of TXST employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 19.11% of donations went to Republican candidates, according to data from Open Secrets.

 

 

 

Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression Rating:

TXST has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, this is due to “at least one university ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional. 

 

Policies Flagged by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression as inconsistent with Free Speech Principles:

 

Civility Policy and Procedures

Student Handbook: Rules and Policies- Code of Student Conduct

Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

UPPS No. 04.01.07: Appropriate Use of Information Resources


Bias Reporting System

TXST does not operate a type of bias response system on campus.

 

COVID-19:

TXST is NOT requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students and employees.

 

 

Stories by Campus Reform about Texas State University:

Texas students held campus walkout for 'on demand' abortion

On Aug. 25, Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) at Texas State University (TXST) held an on-campus walkout to advocate for abortion access.