University student expelled from campus for telling others how she got a vaccine exemption

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A University of Michigan evicted a student from campus housing after she won a religious exemption from her Covid-19 vaccine mandate and told others how she did it.

Inara Ramazanova attended Oakland University (OU), a Detroit-area public university, from September 2018 to December 2021, graduating five months ahead of schedule.

Thanks to the OU administrators’ outsized fear of Covid-19, Ramazanova had been forced to take online classes exclusively for two years. She was eager to get back to normal campus life for her last semester and even got a scholarship for free housing on campus.

Then OU decided to require all students living on campus to submit to one of the experimental Covid-19 vaccines. He did, however, offer religious and medical exemptions to the mandate on the condition that exempt students be tested for the virus weekly.

According to a letter from attorneys for the First Liberty Institute to the UO administrators:

Due to their religious beliefs, Ms Ramazanova’s parents have refused vaccinations for her since she and her family immigrated to the United States from Russia thirteen years ago. While their refusal was based on their sincere religious beliefs, the Ramazanovas had never been required to explain in writing their religious objections to the vaccination. Since the religious accommodation process for many COVID-19 vaccination mandates requires a written explanation, Ms. Ramazanova began researching the best way to create a written request for religious accommodation.

Ramazanova joined a private Facebook group regarding religious accommodations for vaccination mandates. There she found a sample exemption request letter, which she used as a template for her own letter requesting religious exemption from the OU mandate.

Her request was accepted on June 29, 2021. Subsequently, she posted her request and the school’s response in the Facebook group.

When OU administrators learned of the seemingly innocuous action, they accused Ramazanova of violating the “collusion or conspiracy” rule of the school’s student code of conduct, which prohibits “acting or inaction taken with one (1) or more other persons to commit, or attempt to commit, a violation of the [student code of conduct] or any other UO policy and/or applicable law. »

Ramazanova refused to confess to such a ridiculous accusation, so she was dragged before the university’s conduct committee for a hearing on August 6. The only witness to testify at the hearing was the administrator of the Facebook group in which Ramazanova had posted his request. She told the committee that the group and the post were not intended to circumvent UO policies, but were merely informational.

Nevertheless, the committee found Ramazanova guilty of “conspiracy or collusion” and revoked his exemption,…


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