Controversial student group at Samford one step closer to approval


BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Another step has been taken in the process of approving a new student group at Samford University in Birmingham promoting discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The group, Samford Together (ST), was given provisional recognition in the spring semester 2016 and approved by the student senate in the fall of 2016. A divided faculty senate narrowly approved ST earlier this year and a majority of the full faculty voted for approval this morning.

Samford President Andrew Westmoreland said it would likely be September before there is formal consideration of any proposal related to the organization. There are several other steps remaining in the process, he said.

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