Faculty Senate Passes Resolution Supporting DACA

The Fullerton College Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution on February 16 in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and privacy protections for students related to their immigration status.

DACA is a federal program set in place in 2012 that protects certain undocumented immigrants’ right to attend college and work. The senate resolution urges that President Donald Trump continue the federal program, “so that all of our students can pursue their dreams of greatness and contribute to the strength of our community.”

The Fullerton College Faculty Senate represents faculty interests and views in academic and professional matters in the college and North Orange County Community College District. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the college president, and establishes faculty representation on college and district committees.

“Our faculty have shown great leadership, and I am proud to stand with them and our entire campus community in support of our students,” President Greg Schulz said. “This resolution helps communicate to our students that they are all welcome at Fullerton College. Our faculty, staff and managers are committed to helping each student throughout our community to grow, learn and achieve their goals.”

The Faculty Senate resolution is in step with California Community Colleges Board of Governors’ Resolution No. 2017-01, which was passed in January.

Read the full Faculty Senate resolution here.

Author: Fullerton College

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