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Regents to develop policy for campus events after SDSU drag show

SD Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is responding to complaints over a drag show at SDSU by developing a new policy reviewing all campus events involving minors.

A student group put on the drag show last month, which was labeled “kid friendly.” Some lawmakers and conservative activists denounced the event.

Regent Jeff Partridge called for a plan to address the complaints in a special meeting Wednesday.

“I move to direct the central office to review all upcoming campus events involving the presence of minors on campus, and to develop a minors on campus policy for review at our next scheduled meeting,” Partridge said.

In a statement, the Board said the policy would "enhance the protection of minors on campus."

"We want our campuses to be safe and welcoming places for students, staff, and visitors of all ages," said Board of Regents President Pam Roberts.

A clip alleging to be of the SDSU show has been shared on social media, however school officials have released a statement debunking the claim as a doctored video.

C.J. Keene is a Rapid City-based journalist covering education, healthcare, arts and culture.