In 2009, when the student group Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) applied for office space in the student union at the University of Minnesota, it seemed like a forgone conclusion. In fact, their request was headed for approval, until an administrator intervened and denied it because of the group’s conservative positions. When CFACT attended a Board of Governors meeting to appeal, the Board refused to hear their appeal and voted to deny CFACT office space. The Vice Provost denied a subsequent appeal, and group members were charged with various violations of University rules.
That’s when ADF got involved, writing demand letters to the University and defending members at their disciplinary hearings. The University backed down and withdrew all charges.
Institution: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Topic: Equal Access