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By Nicholas Zinzer at Broadside Online
Awareness of one’s rights on campus is both critical and beneficial. Students who are aware of the legal rights protecting them will be able to recognize when they are being taken advantage of and able to defend themselves accordingly. Religion plays a prominent role in many students’ lives and protecting the right to practice an individual’s religion is an important part of George Mason University’s policy. Numerous spiritual groups exist on campus and knowing how a student is protected is helpful. Most importantly, Mason cannot inhibit particular religious groups or advance any religious doctrine. Since Mason is a public institution, its actions are limited by the First Amendment. The Free Exercise and Establishment clauses protect individuals (including Mason students) from religious interference as well as from being forced to adhere to a specific religion... Download file "Mason Protects Student Rights"
Schools: George Mason University