Student, Lake Ingle, at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has been suspended from his class, meaning that he will no longer be able to graduate, for stating that there were only two genders in class while a trans student was speaking.
Part of the official complaint lodged against the Ingle (below) details “angry outbursts in response to being required to listen to a trans speaker discuss the reality of white male privilege and sexism.”
In the complaint, it was also claimed by Ingle that “any low score on any class work would be evidence of the professor’s personal prejudice.”
As part of the disciplinary, Ingle was required to write an apology letter to his professor addressing each “disrespectful” behavior. Ingle was also required to explain the “importance of an atmosphere of safety for an educational environment,” and to begin the class apologizing to the class for his behavior and to “listen in silence” if his professor or classmates wished to remark on his outburst.
Ingle has now been barred from entering or making contact with anybody involved with the class in which the event took place.
Ingle has been allotted a scheduled hearing in the meantime.
As a result of the university’s current action, Ingle cannot graduate from his degree course without completing the class in question.
Ingle has now sought legal advice.