Victory for Religious Liberty at UNC

January 2, 2003

On December 30, 2002, FIRE drew widespread public attention to the revocation of a Christian student group’s constitutional and moral rights at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). The next day, UNC folded its hand. An administrator had threatened the InterVarsity christian Fellowship (IVCF) with a loss of all privileges and funding because it required its leaders to adhere to the IVCF’s Christian doctrine. On December 31, 2002, Chancellor James Moeser ordered "that IVCF be allowed to continue to operate as an official recognized student organization"—restoring, for now, the rights of religious liberty, free expression, and free association to the IVCF at this public institution.

Read FIRE’s letter to UNC here.

Read FIRE’s press release here.