Belmont University Includes Sexual Orientation In Non-Discrimination Policy

Wednesday, Belmont University president Bob Fisher announced that the university’s board had amended school policy to include sexual orientation in the school’s non-discrimination clause, reports Inside Higher Ed. Although the decision comes…

Wednesday, Belmont University president Bob Fisher announced that the university’s board had amended school policy to include sexual orientation in the school’s non-discrimination clause, reports Inside Higher Ed.

Although the decision comes following a December incident in which soccer coach Lisa Howe was allegedly dismissed for revealing to her team that she is a lesbian, Fisher asserts that the change in policy is not a reaction to the public outcry surrounding Howe’s case, but a codification of the school’s longstanding, if de facto, non-discrimination policy.

In a statement given following a board meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Fisher said that the new policy would include a preamble asserting the university’s commitment to diversity:

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