UC officials were forced to wade into contentious and emotional waters.
University President Neville Pinto said no campus group, program or faculty had invited Spencer. The request came unsolicited from a Georgia State University student who has dedicated himself to booking speaking engagements for Spencer.
Spencer is a leading figure of the alternative right, white nationalist movement. The movement espouses a white supremacist and white separatist ideology, and Spencer's National Policy Institute has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.