An organization for Catholic students at Vanderbilt says it will move off campus rather than comply with the university’s nondiscrimination policy.
The rule states that organizations must be open to all students and that all members must be eligible for leadership positions.
In a statement, Vandy Catholic says it’s a faith-based organization, and Catholic faith is an essential qualification for leadership in the group.
Other student groups are also considering whether to move off campus because of the newly enforced “all-comers” policy. Law professor Carol Swain is the Christian Legal Society’s faculty sponsor.
“Student organizations should have the right to elect leaders who share the goals of the organization. It’s about leadership.”Vanderbilt officials have given student groups until mid-April to comply with the policy or leave campus... (continued)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
From Bradley George at Nashville Public Radio: