March 21, 2014 10:18 pm -

Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) in Missouri asked Chase Martinson not to return after the student was on break.

He re-applied to the university in January, and was accepted in a letter that thanked him “for coming back.” He was also encouraged to apply to the Honors Program.

Three months later, he received another letter, indicating that his application for readmission was now undergoing a “review process.”

In the letter, the Admissions’ Committee indicated that “[a]dmittance is open to academically and morally qualified students,” and that “[s]tudents at Hannibal-LaGrange should be in agreement with the student life guidelines set forth by the University.” The letter told him to review page 27 of the Hannibal-LaGrange student handbook, which defines “sexual impropriety” as “participation in, or appearance of, engaging in premarital sex, extramarital sex, homosexual activities, or cohabitations on or off campus.”

D.B. Hirsch
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