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4 Tips for a Top GSA

Desiree Raught | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Desiree Raught

As both a Gay-Straight Alliance Sponsor for McKinley Tech High School in Washington, D.C., and an LGBT Liaison for my school district, I have learned -- and am excited to share -- a number of tips that can help Gay-Straight Alliances make schools safer and more supportive for all students.

Inclusion Gone Too Far: Cal State and InterVarsity 'Derecognition'

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

In the massive California State University system, as at some other universities, new anti-discrimination rules for student groups mean it can no longer be required that the president of the Christian student fellowship is Christian.

Principled Pluralism

Alec Hill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Alec Hill

When pluralism is wrongly defined, nonsensical policies result. In the California State University system, for example, sororities and fraternities are explicitly exempted from gender discrimination in selecting leaders, while faith-based groups are not.

Why Jews Are So Bad at PR

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

We have ceded the PR ground to Israel's enemies. The price paid is steep. What good is having Apache helicopter gunships, or Merkava tanks, to defend your citizens against attack if you can't even use them because the world thinks you're always the aggressor?

The 6 Most Controversial Student Groups

Her Campus | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Her Campus

Welcome to college, where the classes are harder, the parties are crazy and the clubs are wild. And we don't mean the clubs that you dance at on a Saturday night with your best friends (unless we're talking swing dance club) -- we mean student organizations.

What Your Campus Needs to Be Doing for LGBTQ and Ally Students... Now

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

I am hereby declare colleges and universities officially past the point of hiring an outside speaker to do LGBTQ 101. Yes, booking this former stand-up-comic-snarky-gay-Jew looks great on a flyer, but they need to be the ones doing the presenting.

Temple Student Group Placed on Probation for Inviting Me to Speak?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

A Temple University student group was notified this morning that it was on probation because of me. Apparently Temple just decided I am either so dang...

On Campus, "Tolerance" And Faith Collide | Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Should a student religious group at a public university be allowed to bar a certain group of students from membership -- gay students, to be precise -...