Response to DACA changes

Created 9.5.17 — Last updated 3.6.18

As a Christ-centered campus and a community of compassionate peacemakers, we remain deeply committed to our belief of welcoming and caring for the most vulnerable. And we consider the safety and well-being of our students as our greatest responsibility.

Goshen College will continue to:  

  • Provide a safe place for and protection of all students and employees on our campus.
  • Advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and promote the great economic and cultural benefits to this region, indeed, to this country that such reform would provide. We will also continue to support the important DACA provision in U.S. immigration policy.
  • Guarantee the privacy of all students as standard practice by refusing to release personal records and information, including immigration status or religion, without a legal search warrant or subpoena and unless there is imminent danger to others that requires it.
  • Refuse to aid immigration enforcement with any deportations or raids on our campus in accordance with longstanding rules of engagement, or, in this context, non-engagement by higher education, such as the current Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy allows.
  • Affirm the admission and financial aid policies currently in place such that the commitments made to our DACA and undocumented students will remain without change.
  • Affirm our policy to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status.
  • Offer confidential counseling services for all students.

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