Princeton recognizes Christian group initially denied campus sanction

May 11, 2005

PRINCETON, N.J. -- After being initially rebuffed by a Princeton University official, a group of evangelical Christian students who wanted access to facilities and the chance to apply for funds has won a victory.

After the university's dean of religious life refused recognition for Princeton Faith and Action, the group appealed to a campus rights group that successfully lobbied the university to change its procedures.

"We found Princeton's quick and fair response very encouraging. We've found other colleges who haven't been particularly fair to religious groups, sometimes in an unconstitutional way," said Greg Lukianoff, an official with the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education...

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