University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and President Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday $11,145 of state funds would be cut from UT's upcoming Sex Week budget.
This year's Sex Week will be the first ever in UT history and has received some complaints from Knoxville Republicans state Sen. Stacey Campfield and state Rep. Bill Dunn.
Campfield called for the UT budget to be re-examined after hearing about the week's planned events, and Dunn said the activities were offensive to on-campus Christians during a speech on the House floor.
After reviewing the activities planned for Sex Week, Cheek and DiPietro determined it should not be funded by state dollars, according to a press release from the university.
"Some activities planned as part of Sex Week are not an appropriate use of state tax dollars," DiPietro said in the release.
The group organizing Sex Week, Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee, will have $6,700 in student programming dollars after the cuts.
"We support the process and the students involved, but we should not use state funds in this manner," Cheek said in the release.
More details coming to tnjn.com as they develop.