COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University changed its nondiscrimination policy to let campus religious organizations exclude those who oppose their doctrinal and moral beliefs.

The campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society had filed a federal religious liberty suit challenging a policy requiring groups to admit anyone regardless of religion, sexual orientation, age, race or gender.

William Hall, vice president for student affairs, said his decision was difficult because he supports nondiscrimination but also religious students' "rights to organize in accordance with" their beliefs.