Princeton Changes Policy on Religious Groups

May 16, 2005

Following the victory FIRE announced last week, the Daily Princetonian reported on Friday that Princeton has moved quickly to fulfill its promise to FIRE that it would make any changes necessary for its student organization recognition procedures to be consistent with student’s freedom of expression and legal equality. The article reports:

Under the new policy, religious student groups with ties to faith organizations without established “campus ministries” will be considered for official student group status using the same criteria as other groups. Previously, such student groups were denied recognition.

As David and Greg have highlighted in previous posts, Princeton’s swift actions and no-nonsense response to FIRE’s intervention is pretty remarkable and very encouraging—and will hopefully set the tone for other universities facing similar situations in the future.

Schools:  Princeton University