Commonwealth Policy Center

In recent years, colleges like Vanderbilt University and California State University have been using their school’s “non-discrimination” policies to blatantly discriminate against student-led Christian organizations, opposing their faith-based requirements for club leadership. Two recent court cases—one involving Wayne State University in Detroit and the other involving the University of Iowa—decided that revoking a club’s status as a student organization on faith-based grounds violated students’ First Amendment rights. A huge win for campus Christian groups, these back-to-back rulings set an important precedent for any similar case moving forward.