Petitioning Northwest Christian University
Reinstate Professor Coty Richardson
Tell NCU it’s NOT OK to fire a woman for being pregnant!
Coty Richardson is a former Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Northwest Christian University, a small Christian University in Eugene, Oregon. Professor Richardson was an excellent instructor, loved by her students, respected by her peers, and received consistent positive reviews as well as a recent promotion.
But after becoming pregnant with her partner, the University gave her an ultimatum: (1) She could marry him immediately, or (2) she could proclaim the pregnancy was a mistake, dissociate with the father, and raise the child as a single mother. The University told her that having a child out of wedlock while still continuing a relationship with the father was inconsistent with the NCU’s core values and mission and set a “bad example” for the students.
When Professor Richardson refused the University’s demands and asked for privacy, she was summarily fired.
Please sign the petition if you support reinstatement for Professor Richardson.