Religious groups at Vandy say policy unfair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt University has asked about a dozen student organizations to comply with a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The university has not identified the groups, but if they don't comply, school officials say they could lose access to funding and campus facilities.

The university said in a statement it's committed to making the campus a "welcoming environment for all of our students."

But the Tennessean reports that members of some religion-based groups say they are being unfairly singled out because of their beliefs ( ). College Republicans President Stephen Siao says the university has "launched an assault on religious groups on campus."

Vanderbilt began a review of the policy after a gay student complained last year that he was dismissed from a Christian fraternity.

Information from: The Tennessean,

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