Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name Staff
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:35 PM
Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name

The chaplain of Vanderbilt Catholic, one of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt University, said their organization has been ordered by university officials to change their name. The order came after the Catholic group announced it was leaving campus rather than comply with the university’s new nondiscrimination policy.

A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University confirmed that the Catholic group was told they could no longer use the Vanderbilt name.

“Those student groups who choose not to comply with the university’s nondiscrimination policy do forfeit the privileges associated with registered student organization status and that includes the use of the Vanderbilt name,” spokesperson Beth Fortune told Fox News.