December 7, 2012

Christians Win Big Campus Battle

Martha Shanahan, The Tufts Daily

A new university policy will allow student religious groups, including Tufts Christian Fellowship (TCF), to request University Chaplaincy permission for religious exemption from the university’s anti-discrimination clause in choosing their leaders when applying for TCU recognition.

The procedure was announced today as an official resolution in the appeal case TCF brought to the Committee on Student Life (CSL) after the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Judiciary voted last month to derecognize the group. It changes the guidelines for the Judiciary’s group recognition process to allow religious groups to argue for “justified departures from the Tufts nondiscrimination policy” in their leadership decisions for Chaplaincy-approved religious reasons.

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