by Isabella Tapia
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
An LGBTQ+ student organization at Yeshiva University — a private Orthodox Jewish institution in New York City that partners with NYU for several academic programs — agreed to temporarily stop seeking recognition from the university on Thursday, Sept. 22. The decision came after the university stopped all student organizations from operating in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision which ruled that the university could not shut down the organization — the YU Pride Alliance.
NYU currently partners with Yeshiva University to offer nutrition, science, math and nursing courses for Yeshiva University students. NYU, which publicly offers resources to LGBTQ+ students, did not respond to a request for comment on the status of its partnership following Yeshiva University’s actions regarding the Pride Alliance.
“The institutions that NYU chooses to partner with reflect its own values,” CAS junior Angie Rendon said. “They should find an alternative Jewish university to continue their joint programs with. At the very least, a statement should be put out regarding their position on the situation as it unfolds. The students have a right to know whether or not their university will condone homophobia.”
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