The controversial idea was published in the University’s newspaper, where Heimbach alluded that the purpose of the organization is to replicate other student union organizations on campus by giving white students the same avenue to appreciate their history and heritage.
Students and professors balked at the idea of divisive ‘white only’ proposed organization on campus. One student said, “We had to congregate together because we weren’t allowed to congregate with whites. There is a difference between a White Student Union and a Black Student Union based on the history of America.”
According to reports for CBS Baltimore, Heimbach was also previously involved with an organization called Youth for Western Civilization, a group that caused uproar when messages of white pride were written across the Maryland campus.
Richard Vatz is a communications professor at Towson University and a former adviser of the Youth for Western Civilization, who had this to say: “When you have a group that calls themselves the White Student Union, their only purpose is generally hostility towards those who are non-white.”