Actually, “Campus Freethought Alliance” was only the name for what is now called “CFI On Campus”; even during the CFA days the umbrella organization was still CFI.
No, to clarify: when it was called “Campus Freethought Alliance,” the sponsoring organization was the Council for Secular Humanism. The campus outreach didn’t focus on science and skepticism then, just freethought, atheism and humanism. Many professors were reluctant to give support because we were thought to just be atheistic.
Possibly times have changed and its not as big an issue now.
Yes, I found an atheist prof and today he said he did not want to prosolytize atheism. I tried to explain that wasn’t what a Campus Freethought Alliance was about. I tried to explain it would be like minds getting together, maybe do some community service, promoting science and education, have a few speakers, and alike. I also explained to him that I wanted Freethought because I was concerned that it could be intimidating to those who thought about inquirying what we are about. He isn’t interested, much less did he know what Center of Inquiry was, Council for Secular Humanism, AHA, or anything like that. :( It is like herding cats. He did concede in his statement about prosolytizing and said, “Freethought isn’t just atheism.” Still he wasn’t interested. Still need to find four more students and a prof to get this thing off the ground. :(