E-mail from FIRE’s Adam Kissel to Wright State University General Counsel Gwen Mattison, February 26, 2009

From: Adam Kissel
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:45 PM
To: ‘gwen.mattison@wright.edu’
Subject: confirmation of conversation

Dear Ms. Mattison:

I am writing to memorialize your phone call of about 3:30 pm today.

You told me that Wright State is going to recognize the Campus Bible Fellowship for the remainder of this year. You said that CBF and a few other student organizations are not using the new anti-discrimination language in their constitutions, but Wright State will now recognize CBF anyway. Although I remembered that last week by phone, you told me that CBF was the only group that had not complied, you told me today that if you had said that last week, it was a mistake.

Also, you said that around May 2009, when all student organizations must start the annual re-recognition process, CBF will again be required to include Wright State’s anti-discrimination policy language verbatim in its constitution. You said that CBF will have to challenge the rule again at that time.

Please let me know if my recollection is incorrect. If I do not hear from you within three days (by Sunday night), I will presume that this account is correct.

Thank you,

Adam Kissel
Director, Individual Rights Defense Program
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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