Five Christian student groups at Vanderbilt University are fighting to stay on campus and retain their religious freedom as administrators try to decide whether they are in violation of the school’s nondiscrimination policy.
The groups all have clauses in their constitutions that require leaders to share their religious beliefs, a mandate that didn’t concern school officials until one student filed a complaint earlier this year. The school now wants those requirements dropped.
If they don’t amend their constitutions, Beta Upsilon Chi, Graduate Christian Fellowship, Christian Legal Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Sigma Phi Lambda face losing the ability to claim affiliation with the school. They also could be denied access to university facilities and equipment and lose funding from student fees. (To continue reading, please click here.)