Skip to comments.Vandy Catholic to Leave Campus Over All Comers Rule
Posted on 03/28/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by SmithL
An organization for Catholic students at Vanderbilt says it will move off campus rather than comply with the universitys 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 its 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 Societys faculty sponsor.
Student organizations should have the right to elect leaders who share the goals of the organization. Its about leadership.
Vanderbilt officials have given student groups until mid-April to comply with the policy or leave campus.
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Let me guess that “student funding” all goes to leftist groups
No more freedom of association. I hope all those Christians join the Muslim groups and atheist groups.
Why would you wish that? Or are you joking.
I hope all the College Republicans or College Conservatives join the College Rats organization. And then they can elect a conservative leader.
Kudos to the Vanderbilt Catholics for refusing to back down.
They can invade and take over the Muslim and Atheist groups because they can no longer keep out non-Muslim and non-Athiests right?? They can hold elections and make themselves leaders of their groups. heh.
If I’m elected, we’ll start every meeting with free bacon sandwiches.
Everything is better with bacon! Even Islam! :p
Then open the atheist meeting with the Our Father.
What this means practically for VandyCatholic: (1) they lose a major source of funds; (2) they lose the ability to use university resources like the university website, university mailing lists, etc.; (3) they lose the ability to use the on-campus Benton Chapel for Mass.
Fortunately their building, Frassati House, is already owned by the diocese, and the campus is right next door to the diocesan Cathedral. Belmont College, a Baptist school a few blocks away, has also offered the use of their facilities.
Look for other private universities to start this same nonsense shortly, unless Vanderbilt is slapped down in court.