(SLTRIB) — An evangelical Christian club claims Snow College is unfairly giving “second tier” status to student groups that have a religious affiliation, constitutionally infringing on free speech and free association rights.

In a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court, the Solid Rock Christian Club alleges the designation deprives such groups from being able to reserve campus facilities without charge, to advertise events on campus and to receive funding from student fees. That allows the college to favor “the speech of popular groups and exclude unpopular ones,” the club alleges.

The lawsuit names the college, top school officials, the school’s board of trustees and the state Board of Regents as defendants.

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