Liberty U Reaches Agreement with Student Democrats

June 23, 2009 - 12:48 PM
The student Democratic club at conservative Liberty University can continue as a campus group - unofficially.
Richmond, Va. (AP) - The student Democratic club at conservative Liberty University can continue as a campus group - unofficially.
 
Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. says a new university policy allows the Liberty University College Democrats to be an unofficial club. The policy, which took effect Monday, also changed the College Republicans from an officially recognized campus group to an unofficial one.
 
Liberty withdrew recognition of the Democratic club last month because it supported the Democratic Party's platforms and candidates.
 
The political organizations won't receive school funding but may use the Liberty name and meet in school facilities if they make it clear the university doesn't endorse them.
 
College Democrats' secretary Jan Dervish says he's satisfied with the compromise.