STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES REGARDING INDIANA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND RESTORATION ACT

One of the principle values of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is inclusion. We are committed to an environment—both in our institutions and in society—that fosters diversity, does not tolerate discrimination and supports the goals of inclusion and social justice for all.  Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA) is antithetical to our values and those of the state colleges and universities that comprise our membership. 
We applaud those who have spoken out against the injustice this law condones and encourage the state’s lawmakers to rethink their position.