Wednesday, July 11, 2007

UF Christian Frat Sues for Recognition

Christian Fraternity Sues UF Claiming Exclusion

(AP) -- A Christian fraternity sued the University of Florida in federal court today, claiming discrimination because the university is refusing to recognize it as a registered student group. According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, UF officials have told Beta Upsilon Chi that it can't be registered as an on-campus student group because only men are allowed to join, which amounts to prohibited sex discrimination. And the suit says Beta Upsilon Chi is not allowed to join the off-campus Greek system of fraternities and sororities because the fraternity requires its members to be Christians. The organization that governs UF's Greek system prohibits religious discrimination. By not being registered as a student group, the suit says the fraternity is deprived of benefits including access to meeting space and the ability to advertise and recruit members on campus.

UF Christian Frat Sues for Recognition