CONSTITUTIONAL GUIDELINES


The Chaplaincy Program must operate under the following constitutional guidelines:
 

  1. The Chaplaincy Program will operate in a non-denominational setting, as stated in the case of Lemon vs. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971).
     
  2. To be compliant, the Program must adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. The Program must reflect a clearly secular legislative purpose.
    2. The primary effect of the Program must neither advance nor inhibit religion.
    3. The Program must not result in the “excessive entanglement” of government with religion.