On March 2, the University of Notre Dame announced that former Governor of Indiana and current Vice President Mike Pence will be this year’s commencement speaker. Many students are taking to social media and creating petitions to express their frustration with the University’s choice of Pence.

While it is University tradition for the President of the U.S. to speak at commencement, the chaotic political climate of the Trump administration led Rev. John I. Jenkins, the president of the University, to ultimately choose Pence over Trump. This Storify highlights some of the community’s backlash against Pence.

(Photo by South Bend Tribune)

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