secular-studentsNon-theist, secular student groups are entitled to the same rights and protections as other extra-curricular student groups.

At the college level, non-theist groups occasionally face harassment, discrimination, and limitations on available funding and other resources. Public colleges and universities are obliged to protect the first and fourteenth amendment rights of students.

In secondary schools, secular student groups are protected by the Equal Access Act, which ensures that all student groups are treated equally and enjoy equal access to resources. Public institutions of higher education must also remain viewpoint-neutral toward religion and other ideologies, in providing resources for student groups. Non-theist student groups deserve equal access and protection.

POLICY RECOMMENDATION: All students and student groups, regardless of their religious or non-religious beliefs, should be treated equally, enjoy equal access to institutional resources, and protections on campuses.