A group advocating the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is scheduled to visit campus Friday and meet with students, faculty and staff members.
The group Soulforce was on campus three years ago and requested to return this year for a luncheon and discussions with members of the ACU community. All activities will take place in the LYNAY room in the Bob and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center on Friday.
Soulforce members will eat lunch with some faculty and staff at 11:30 a.m. and meet with staff in the Counseling Center from 1-2 p.m. Students will only be able to interact with the group during a discussion period from 2:15-3:15 p.m. The discussions will conclude with a closed session with Dr. Jeanine Varner, provost, and Dr. Jean-Noel Thompson, vice president for Student Life and dean of students.
All meetings will be held in a single location to maximize discussion and minimize distractions, according to the Office of Student Life.
Soulforce also visited the campus of Hardin-Simmons University on Thursday.