The white crosses are back.
As the Board of Trust meets again this week, the religious organizations of Vanderbilt Solidarity—along with Vanderbilt Catholic and the Thomas More Society—have made plans to make their voices heard. These thirteen student organizations have open acknowledged that they anticipate being considered unregistered organizations in the fall.
The Board of Trust is expected to solidify their official position as to the interpretation and application of the University’s long-standing non-discrimination policy. This decision will come after a year-and-a half of controversy and debate over whether the policy is an “all-comers” one and how it should govern independent student organizations in their leadership selection processes.
Local worship phenomenon Sanctuary, joined by the legendary Ricky Skaggs, will be leading a night of prayer and praise in the Student Life Center courtyard on Wednesday, April 18 at 9:30 pm. Members of the Nashville community will join Vanderbilt students in praying that God would bless Board members with wisdom and that those praying would respond to the Board’s decisions in a way that reflects Christ.
On Thursday, April 12, student leaders of Vandy Solidarity will be hosting a barbeque lunch in the SLC courtyard at noon with members of the Board of Trust. The goal of this event is to engage in direct dialogue with those making decisions, and all are invited to attend.
Meanwhile, the social media campaign that stirred the student body to awareness and action back in January during the days leading up the town hall meeting has returned. Students are again changing their Facebook profile and cover photos to communicate that #wearevanderbilttoo.