In 2006, University of Georgia refused to recognize the campus chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi because it violated the University’s nondiscrimination policy. The policy, however, would have prevented Beta Upsilon Chi – a Christian group – from requiring its members and leaders to be Christian. ADF filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group and two days later, the University agreed to register Beta Upsilon Chi as a student group, and to revise its nondiscrimination policy to protect the right of clubs to retain their faith-based requirements for officers and members.
Institution: University of Georgia
Location: Athens, GA
Topic: Freedom of Association