Defend Vanderbilt's non-discrimination policy from Right wing attacks
  • Petitioned Nicholas Zeppos

This petition was delivered to:

Chancellor of Vanderbilt University
Nicholas Zeppos
Program Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
Linda Marini

Defend Vanderbilt's non-discrimination policy from Right wing attacks

    1. Chris Sanders
    2. Petition by

      Chris Sanders

      Nashville, TN

Tennessee Equality Project wants Vanderbilt University to know that people from all over the country support them in their decision to apply their non-discrimination policy consistently to all campus organizations. The Board of Trust is under intense pressure to scale back the application of the policy. The Congressional Prayer Caucus, the Family Action Council of Tennessee, and even some state legislators have criticized the University. We ask Chancellor Nick Zeppos to pass along our views to the Board of Trust.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Andrew Raker ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm a proud graduate of Vanderbilt (MDiv '07), and don't want the university to stop being the place that welcomed me and allowed me to grow as a person.

    • John Corbaley KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a Vanderbilt alum and proud that the University stands for equal rights for all with this policy.

    • Jennifer Lynn Myrick LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this because no one should use religion as an excuse to discriminate against fellow humans. Universities especially should be open and inclusive environments where all are welcome, and those opposing this policy undermine the very thing they believe they are defending, the sanctity of their faith.

    • Tom Winnett ANTIOCH, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      one nation...with liberty and justice for all.

    • Freedom Wade CONWAY, AR
      • over 2 years ago

      Do the right thing! I agree with Tony. All universities should have similar policies, as well as "no bullying" of instructors.


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