TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State University’s yearlong investigation into campus ministry Hope Church has resulted in the group being voted off the university’s Council of Religious Advisors.

The Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/2vD1Izw ) Friday that the decision allows Hope Church to remain on campus, but it will have to pay for space at ASU’s Tempe campus.

The decision comes more than a month after ASU informed Hope Church that its probe showed it was in violation of the Arizona Board of Regent’s student code of conduct. The church was found to be in violation for stalking students, hazing and soliciting in dorm residences.

Former members of the church who filed the complaint accused church leadership of entering dormitories to recruit new members and asking students to attend church events, sometimes without authorization.

Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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