In 2002, Rutgers University instituted a policy requiring all student groups to sign an antidiscrimination policy that prohibited groups from discriminating in its membership and leadership on the basis of religion or sexual orientation, among other things. When InterVarsity refused, the University de-recognized the group and excluded it from the rights and privileges provided to University-recognized groups. As an ADF allied attorney prepared a lawsuit (with funding from ADF), the University backed down and restored the club’s recognized status, along with its right to retain faith-based requirements for officers and members.
Institution: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Topic: Freedom of Association