College could lose police over non-discrimination policy

2 Tennessee lawmakers said they will press ahead with a bill that would strip the Vanderbilt University Police Department of state recognition unless the school abandons its "all-comers" policy


By Chas Sisk
The Tennessean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday revived an effort to pressure Vanderbilt University to drop its controversial nondiscrimination policy for student clubs — this time with an attack on the school's police powers.

A pair of Tennessee lawmakers said they will press ahead with a bill that would strip the Vanderbilt University Police Department of state recognition unless the school abandons its "all-comers" policy. That policy requires university-sponsored clubs to follow its rules against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation — even if a student doesn't share the group's central beliefs.

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