Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The president of Catholic University said yesterday that he will allow students to form a chapter of the NAACP on campus under the condition that they do not advocate issues that counter the teachings of the Catholic Church, reported The Associated Press.
Twenty students met last week with CU president Fr. David M. O'Connell and persuaded him to ask the student life staff to revisit the issue.
"We said all along we would be willing to revisit this issue when the students came back in the fall," said university spokesman Victor Nakas.
The university had denied an application to form the student chapter in April on grounds that other campus groups already met the needs of minority students. Administrators also opposed the national NAACP's promotion of abortion rights.