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Virginia statute (§ 23.1-400) mandates that a “religious or political student organization” may determine membership based on commitment to “the organization’s religious or political mission.”

Student leader in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship ‘pushed’ to step down after disclosing his sexual orientation

In October, third-year College student Alex Briegel said that leadership in Chi Alpha approached him privately and “pushed” him to step down as a leader in the Core Group when he told them he had a boyfriend. Briegel believes this action stemmed from his sexual orientation, and felt “distraught” by the conversation he had with Chi Alpha.