RA-Led Bible Studies Impetus Behind Proposed UW System Policy

March 10, 2006

A campus watchdog group is calling on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to rescind the school's Bible study ban and instead approve a new policy that would allow RAs lead or take part in Bible studies in their rooms.

Kevin Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, has proposed a policy that would let resident assistants take part in or lead any meeting they want, including Bible studies in their rooms, provided they do not force anyone into attending. The policy, he says, encourages RAs "to take full advantage of what our campuses offer them as students themselves, and at the same time, helps them create an open and inclusive environment for students who live on campus...

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