The woke university, which is publicly funded, also added a disciplinary record to her student profile, which will remain on file until 2028.
Inara Ramazanova, a Russian exchange student, posted her request and the religious exemption she was granted in a private Facebook group.
The university treated her actions as “collusion or conspiracy,” suggesting that she was helping her classmates avoid following the jab rules, despite the fact that she was merely responding to “general questions” in the forum “regarding religious accommodation requests.”
According to the University Conduct Committee, it simply wanted to dissuade students from “providing false information to others for the sake of gaining a religious exemption.”
The committee interviewed a single witness, the administrator of the group, whose testimony they used to indict Ramazanova.
Ramazanova, who graduated in December, may sue the university for its decision to move against her.
First Liberty, the legal firm that she is working with, is “hopeful” the university will cooperate “without our having to go to court and seek damages, but doing so is an option.”
First Liberty Deputy General Counsel Justin Butterfield said that Oakland owes her a full apology.
“They owe her an apology and a clean academic record” to make up for their “punitive and vindictive” acts.
According to Butterfield, Oakland has set itself up for a failure in court.
“Providing information on how to request a religious accommodation that was offered by OU” violates the Fair Housing Act.