A statement from the president:
The purpose statment for AROUSE reads: "To retain freedom of expression as a necessary function of quality entertainment, and maintain a respectful metadiscourse within an increasingly polarized world."
While a little wordy, this statement carries great journalistic responsibility as our organization grows in membership and our content grows in reach. AROUSE would simply not stand as an organization without our members - each of whom carry their own unique perspective about sometimes-controversial issues.
To be clear: we do not condone hate speech, written slander, or spoken libel from any of our members at any time.
However, we encourage our members to share their perspectives on issues that permeate their environments, and this sometimes includes criticism of individuals, businesses, groups, and their respective policies.
The opinions expressed on the air and within our articles belong solely to the individual making the statement. AROUSE has no official stance on, for example, fast-food-chains, or local pizza shops - although, from time to time, one of our respected members will indicate their preferences (sometimes, admittedly, in a brazen fashion).
But this freedom of expression is necessary. To be true to our purpose statement, AROUSE must be committed to remain an unbiased source for all our contributors’ voices.
With this said: if you feel anything published within this website or spoken on-air breaches the line of respectful metadiscourse, please, don't hesitate to reach out. Our catch-all email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to any of the executive board members (contact info is available on the "Contact" tab above). Also, feel free to reach out privately via twitter at @OSUStudentRadio.
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