Christian Legal Society Regulations on Affiliate Chapter Constitutions
January 26, 2007
Christian Legal Society Affiliation Materials
Be certain of ALL the terms and conditions your school places on student groups seeking registered or recognized status before you begin the process of registering your chapter with the school. Many universities and colleges require student groups to adhere to a nondiscrimination policy as a condition of becoming a recognized or registered student organization. An increasing number of these nondiscrimination policies require student organizations to agree not to take religion, creed, or sexual orientation into account when selecting leaders and members. Because such agreement is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitutional protections of religious freedom as well as the CLS Constitution for Law School Chapters, you should not agree to a nondiscrimination policy more expansive than the Equal Opportunity and Equal Access statement contained in Paragraph 4.1 of the form constitution for CLS Student Chapters found in Appendix 2.