Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania — affiliated with the Presbyterian Church — could be the next home to a Secular Student Alliance group… but there’s still work to be done.
A recent article suggests that the group is already official:
Those not practicing religion are not excluded on campus. A new organization has recently been created. The Secular Student Alliance is for students who consider themselves atheist, agnostic, skeptics, and humanists to express what they believe in a nonjudgmental environment. The college has a loose affiliation now with the Presbyterian Church so students are not pressured to believe a certain way or are not forced to attend religious ceremonies.
That’s not really accurate… Jeremy Geddis and Neil Guman have been working on getting the group official recognition for months now — a tough road at any religious school, as we’ve seen elsewhere — and the body that approves of new groups has tabled the discussion up to this point. The next meeting is December 8th.
Hopefully the last hurdle will be cleared in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, if you attend the school or live close to it, please consider checking out the SSA’s upcoming meetings.