Approximately 80% of the students at St. Olaf College, a Minnesotan Lutheran liberal arts school, voted for Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. Approximately only 10% of the student body voted for Trump and that leaves them in the minority.
Many of these conservative students have chosen to stay in the closet rather than put themselves in the spotlight because they fear how it will effect them at their university. It’s an unfortunate time due to
Several conservative student have also expressed that they have been violently threatened because of their political choices to the point that they feel isolated and like they can not speak up about their situation or their political views on campus. They’re afraid to post online or talk about their views with their friends.
From Gateway Pundit:
Four in five students at St. Olaf College, a Lutheran liberal arts school, voted for the Clinton/Kaine ticket in 2016, while Trump/Pence drew 1 in 10 and Johnson/Weld 1 in 20.
But it’s not only that feeling of marginalization that has led conservative students to stay in the closet at the Minnesota school known for its music program, according to student newspaper Manitou Messenger.