In Fall 2017, Love Saxa, a pro-family student organization at Georgetown University, outlined its views on marriage and the family, which align with official Catholic teaching. This sparked a campus firestorm with students demanding that Georgetown derecognize the club. Georgetown investigated Love Saxa for weeks and quizzed its officers for almost four hours before finally rejecting those calls and refusing to kick the group off campus for advocating views that mirror Catholic teaching on a Catholic campus.
Although the university chose not to derecognize the club, the ADF letter describes how several donations from private individuals to Love Saxa were misappropriated “either [by] funneling those funds to different organizations or just losing them completely.” For example, one donor contributed to Love Saxa, but university officials misdirected those funds to the LGBTQ Resource Center Reserve.
The letter asks Georgetown’s president to investigate this matter, restore all donations, and hold those responsible for this misappropriation accountable. Eventually, the University restored the misdirected and lost funds to Love Saxa.
Institution: Georgetown University
Location: Washington, DC
Topic: Student Fees