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The Homophiles of Penn State, or HOPS, was founded in 1971. Originally called “The Other Vision: Homophiles of Penn State,” the student organization aimed to “change attitudes on homosexuality through legal reform, public education and individual counseling.” Membership was open to all students and local community members, defining homophile as, “anyone, homosexual or heterosexual who advocates the end of discrimination against homosexuals.” The group’s charter however, was challenged by Penn State University administration, which cited question of legality of such a group at a public university.