“filed a lawsuit against the university in Nov. 2018 after attempting to become a student organization for nearly three years”
Not only will the group be officially registered at the university, but their legal fees will also be covered.
Campus Reform reports:
WINNING: Conservatives in Colorado claim victory after suing school
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs has agreed to a settlement with a Christian student organization, allowing them to be officially registered with the university.
The Christian student organization Ratio Christi filed a lawsuit against the university in Nov. 2018 after attempting to become a student organization for nearly three years, as Campus Reform reported.
Ratio Christi bills itself as a group that encourages and strengthens “the faith of Christian students at universities around the world through the use of intellectual investigation and apologetics while sharing Christ’s message and love to those that have yet to receive it.”
Originally, UCCS had a policy which allows administrators to deny a student organization registered status if they deny members the opportunity to become leaders based on the religious or political beliefs advocated by the said student organization.
According to a press release from Alliance Defending Freedom, the conservative nonprofit legal organization that represented the student group, UCCS agreed to make changes to their policies and will officially register Ratio Christi. The change in policy will allow student organizations to select leaders that share their religious or political beliefs.
As part of the settlement, UCCS also agreed to pay $20,500 in damages and attorneys’ fees.
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