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.
Maintain the University's non-discrimination policy
Thank you for your countless efforts to make Vanderbilt University a welcoming place for all who seek a higher education.
Specifically I thank you for your most recent efforts to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the wake of events including the dismissal of gay student from the BYX Christian fraternity. Giving everyone equal access to all organizations at the University enriches the experience of everyone and we applaud you.
We believe that students will find that being exposed to individuals different from oneself is among the most important lessons to be learned at Vanderbilt.
I stand with you today and look forward to Vanderbilt continuing to be a beacon of justice, diversity and equality.