The University of Wisconsin-Superior refused to recognize the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter because it required leaders to agree with the national organization’s statement of faith (known as the Doctrinal Basis). Both the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Superior had a general nondiscrimination statement that prohibited “religious discrimination,” among other things. On October 2, 2006, the ADF Center for Academic Freedom filed suit against the University of Wisconsin System alleging that the nondiscrimination policies trampled First Amendment rights and defied controlling court decisions.
WIN. On April 11, 2007, the ADF Center for Academic Freedom and the University of Wisconsin System reached a settlement that allows InterVarsity to continue operating as a recognized student organization on campus.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and all religious student organizations in the University of Wisconsin System have the right to associate freely based on beliefs defined by the organization.
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