Do you believe that BYU gives full academic freedom to its students and/or faculty, as described in Section 2.A.28 of the NWCCU’s Accreditation Standards? Why or why not?
No. I was a student at BYU and had an excellent GPA. In my last semester I left the Mormon faith as well as came out as a gay man. At that time, with a couple of required classes left, they proceeded to excommunicate me and I had to drop out. This is something that MUST change.
Do you have a personal experience or story concerning academic freedom at BYU?
Yes, I was a student and robbed from my degree because of religion and sexual orientation. I did not break the honor code, just came out as gay. This was enough for them to accuse me of breaking the code.