Skip to comments.Vanderbilt enforcing nondiscrimination policy
Posted on 09/26/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some Vanderbilt University religious groups will have to change their policies or risk being shut down.
The university told Nashville's News 2 a number of groups are in violation of the school's nondiscrimination policy.
In a statement, Vanderbilt University said, "Last academic year, an undergraduate made an allegation of discrimination against a student organization. As a result of that allegation, we sought to ensure that the more than 300 student organizations were aware of their need to comply with the university's longstanding nondiscrimination policy."
Stephen Siao is the president of the college Republicans.
"The policy that they've asked the groups that are in question to change now is basically delete from their constitution any regulation that says you have to profess a certain faith or lead a bible study to be a leader in the group."
Siao also said he believes Vanderbilt is using the nondiscrimination policy to specifically target religious and conservative groups.
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and what about a Muslim organization??
Why on Earth would any Christian WANT to go to Vanderbilt University? Pay $40,000 a year tuition for a public-school education? It just doesn’t make any sense.
people are going to have to stand up to the communists,
or, our way of life will be forever changed.
I thought the supreme court already ruled on this and said the universities cannot do this.
Then a large number of Christian and Jewish students need to seek out any Muslim groups and apply for admittance. Fight fire with fire.
Much more info at this site:
RELEVANT LEGAL PRECEDENTS
Attorneys on both sides cite four Supreme Court decisions as relevant:
Widmar v. Vincent. Read the case at Findlaw. On Dec. 8, 1981, the court ruled 8-1 that the University of Missouri at Kansas City could not refuse recognition to a Christian student group because of its religious orientation. Those beliefs, the court ruled, are protected free speech. The argument that the constitutional separation of church and state prevented public institutions from recognizing or supporting religious student groups was dissolved by the rulings in Widmar and in Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia.
Rosenberger v. Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia. Read the case at Findlaw. In 1995, the high court ruled 5-4 that the school couldnt deny student-fee funds to a Christian newspaper because of its religious content.
Boy Scouts of America et al v. Dale. Read the First Amendment Centers links to the case. In 2000, the court ruled 5-4 that a private organization may limit its leadership to those whose beliefs are consistent with the organizations values and mission.
Roberts v. United States Jaycees. See a 1984 Michigan Law Review article, posted by University of Missouri law professor Douglas Linder. The Roberts decision upheld a Minnesota courts ruling requiring the service organization to admit women and addressed issues defining the right of association. This case tested membership organizations right of association.
Vanderbilt still use Affirmative Action policies?
Aren’t those discriminatory on the basis of race, sex, gender, etc?
My G. Grandfather was a Vandy alum. I bet he’s turning in his grave.
Vandy is not a public university and it’s more like 50,000/year now.
Nashville is eat up with under 30s and liberals...absolutely infested.
I feel like a virgin as a pagan funeral when I venture in to shop or business meetings.
Don’t know how I ever lived there for 11 years in Green Hills.
Sorry for FReepers that put up with being surrounded by the freaks.
It’s same as Austin...hills, universities, music, and state capital..a river..lakes...it’s really uncanny
“So a Christian club can’t require the leader of the group to be Christian.”
Um....how did a non-Christian get a leadership position in a Christian group anyway? If the group wants a non-Christian to be a leader, who should be able to stop them?
Vanderbilt is not a government school.
Vanderbilt is not a government school.
No, I didn’t mean Vanderbilt was publicly owned, although I can see how you read it that way. My point was that the education you get at Vanderbilt is typical of that you get from public education: relentlessly politically correct, purged of wisdom, lecture-hall classes, ...
From what I heard on the news, one club had a speaker they assumed was a Christian and he was to lead Bible study. Apparently when he began to lead, it becoming obvious he was not teaching what the Bible said. From what I’ve read, seems the homosexuals are the ones with a problem with the clubs. Go figure.
OH I C, we give up selected rights when we go to a non-govt school
Hey, at least you got to live in Green Hills...
At least it is legal to discriminate when hiring, what university your degree is from.
Not surprising since Vanderbilt has always been the liberal hell hole of the SEC.
They very core idea of being a member of a group, any group, IS to espouse certain ideas, positions or BELIEFS, as opposed to other ideas, positions or BELIEFS.
They very core idea of being a member of a group, any group, IS, in a positive and pro-active way, existentially an act of discrimination - that is an act of choice and discernment - a choice FOR a set of ideas, positions and beliefs as well as a choice NOT FOR some other ideas, positions or beliefs.
The Vanderbilt policy is a policy that, yes, bans “discrimination”; that is it bans anything outside of one set of ideas, positions and beliefs uniform to the prejudices of the Vanderbilt policy.