Spokane, Wash., Apr 10, 2013 / 23:05 pm
Gonzaga University president Thayne McCulloh will be reviewing the school's Student Life Office decision which denied a Knights of Columbus Council application to be recognized as a "student club."
On March 7, the university's student life division denied the council's application for recognition as a "student organization," according to an April 5 report by the Cardinal Newman Society. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic charitable fraternal organization with 1.8 million members globally.
McCulloh stated April 6 that "Gonzaga honors and respects the purpose and good works of the Knights of Columbus, with which it has a long tradition and mutual collaboration at both local and state levels."
He has chosen to review the decision of the Division of Student Life, and is expected to take 30-45 days doing so. The president will complete the review "as quickly as he can," Gonzaga community relations director Mary Joan Hahn told CNA April 10.