Students and Ku Klux Klan
In the early years of the 1920s there were rumors going around that there were attempts being made by students to form a UNL chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Despite these rumors a person in touch with the Lincoln Klan stated that "Although there are many students who are members of the Klan and in view of the fact that there will probably be more in the future, there is no attempt being made to organize a local Klan in the University here. In fact the average university student is too young to become a member. The Klan is not a young man's organization.(Rumor)" The seemingly student led movement, however, would be stopped in its tracks before it could even really begin. Since the UNL Senate had passed a rule that outlawed organizations with secret membership, the Ku Klux Klan was more or less banned from the University, as it was a secret organization (UNL Ku Klux Klan). Chancellor Avery released an unofficial statement expressing his disapproval of such an organization (Chancellor Avery's Statement) and later made students aware that the consequences of being a member of a UNL Klan could include expulsion(Kill Ku Klux Klan Plan). Chancellor Avery’s efforts were apparently successful as no University Klan was formed.