If they are not affiliated with the school, they can call themselves Vanderbilt, just like all of the stores around Yale that call themselves things lke “Yale Auto Body”. Besides, Vanderbilt is a proper name. If they really want to put icing on the cake, they can get permission from Fred Vanderbilt in Omaha.
The problem with non-discrimination rules are they are usually discriminatory.
I bet their new rules don’t apply equally to other groups either.
If thy are one of the largest groups they should all join a small leftist group and change it to their needs.
The Marxists war against Christianity continues.
I am now ashamed to call myself a Vandy alumnus. However, Vandy will now receive exactly zero in the way of contributions from me because of this. FYI, I am neither Catholic nor homosexual - but I fail to understand how a supposedly tolerant university is so intolerant of a different belief system that they could do this. Either you allow a multitude of different student associations to use your name, no matter what their policies, or you just ban the idea altogether - to do otherwise is highly intolerant and discriminatory.
As a curiosity, I wonder if they have investigated the practices of the Vanderbilt Moslem/Muslim/Islamic/Moon-God-Worshipping Student Association - because I can pretty much guarantee that they have even less tolerance for homosexuals than Catholics.
Vanderbilt U. is a private college and should be able to set whatever policy it deems appropriate no matter how stupid or short-sighted that policy may be. If the alumni don’t like that policy, then they can speak with their wallets. And if the students don’t like it, they should transfer to a Catholic College. Better yet: All 500 members of the Vanderbilt Catholic Club should join the Muslim Club and elect non-Musim officers; the GLBT Club and elect normal straight people as officers; the Jewish Club and elect non-Jews as officers;the African-American Club and elect white people as officers; the Young Democrat Club and elect conservatives as officers, etc.
Hmmm...Commodore Catholics has a nice ring to it.
1. Aumni who disagree with this insanity need to speak up forcefully.
2. This policy needs to be used against those groups who support it. The queer & atheist groups on campus need to be inundated with Catholics seeking membership & control of these organizations. Give them a good taste of their own medicine. Turn their happy hate fests into prayer meetings.