WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu April 20, 2006
University Should Still Get Accreditation
Williamsburg, KY – Dismissing a gay student probably won't hurt the University of the Cumberlands when it applies for accreditation for a pharmacy school it's planning.
The Accrediting Council on Pharmacy Education says institutions they accredit would follow non-discriminatory policies against gays only in states that have such laws.
The council also says it doesn't yet have an application from the University, so it's unclear exactly how the situation would be handled.
An attorney for the University says he's confident the school will meet the accrediting agency's standards.
About 50 protestors Wednesday called for a halt to state funding for the University's proposed pharmacy school. The protestors were speaking out about the University's decision to expel a student after he announced he is gay on a personal web site.