Skip to comments.Gonzaga Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because itís Catholic
Posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by marshmallow
Spokane's Gonzaga University has denied a Knights of Columbus group application to be recognized as an official student organization. Those seeking the status were notified of the Universitys decision at a meeting on March 7.
The group was notified of the decision by Dean of Students Kassi Kain and Assistant Director for Student Activities Dave Rovick.
The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a mens organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership, says a letter obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society written by Sue Weitz, Vice President for Student Life. These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organization recognition at Gonzaga University, as well as the Universitys commitment to non-discrimination based on certain characteristics, one of which is religion.
The letter continued:
The discussion at the meeting touched on formation of a Catholic Daughters student organization at Gonzaga. Such a group would address the gender exclusivity issue. However, it would not address the requirement that all members of a student Knights of Columbus group must be Catholic.
Individuals who spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society only on condition of anonymity explained that the group has been stalled by the administration for the entire academic year. Efforts were made by students to apply for official student group status beginning in September. The group was told they would have a response by November. The group wasnt notified of the Universitys decision until March.
Weitz did not return the call from The Cardinal Newman Society seeking comment on the decision.
One Knights of Columbus member told The Cardinal Newman Society that other University organizations, including club sports, currently limit membership and exclude people.
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Thank you, Wichita State.
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Gonzaga is ostensibly a Catholic University. This is insane.
Do they also deny muslim groups?
So diversity on campus is acceptable as long as your not an “exclusionary” religious organization?
So if you’re a Knight, a Boy Scout, or a College Republican, you’re not allowed to discuss or espouse any of your beliefs on campus. Got it.
So glad I got out of the liberal prison of college over 10 years ago. Shit’s gone downhill since then.
Why Wichita State? I’m confused.
They beat Gonzaga in the NCAA Basketball tournament.
But run by the Jesuits, who haven't been Catholic for decades.
Maybe Gonzaga’s team should have been composed of entirely Catholic men.
Can I be in the chess club? I don’t play chess...
Freedom of assembly shot to hell again.
Do they also deny muslim groups?
I thought Gonzaga was CAtholic????
The new Pope's a Jesuit.
So what's your point? ;)
Is that her stage name?
And the saga of Alice in Wonderland meets animal farm continues on US Campusses.
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