In 2016, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was denied credit for mandatory community service simply because her activities involved religious instruction. Another student, upon hearing this, opted not to seek this credit, knowing it would be futile. ADF filed suit, arguing that the First Amendment prohibits government officials from preferring some viewpoints while targeting others. In 2017, the University settled, agreeing to change its policy and giving the two students credit for their service.
Institution: University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Location: Eau Claire, MI
Topic: Equal Access, Establishment Clause