Kansas group to explore issues faced by religious minorities

A bus passes in front of Strong Hall, an administrative building, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
A bus passes in front of Strong Hall, an administrative building, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas Student Senate is forming a group to explore issues that religious minorities face on campus.

Student Body President Stephonn Alcorn said Thursday in a letter to student senators that the committee will create a survey to gauge students’ accommodations for religious holidays and access to reflection spaces on campus.

The Lawrence Journal World reports the Student Senate approved a resolution to form the committee Oct. 19.

Alcorn said the committee then will present legislation based on the survey to the Student Senate to enhance the quality of life and freedom of religion for religious minorities at the university.