TOWSON UNIVERSITY: Our Commitment to Support TU’s Undocumented (Illegal) Immigrant Students


Our Commitment to Support TU’s Undocumented Immigrant Students

DECEMBER 8, 2016

President Schatzel shares a message with TU students, faculty, and staff reaffirming the institution’s support of our undocumented immigrant students.

On December 5, the University Senate passed a resolution urging me and the TU administration to reaffirm, via a statement, the university’s intent and measures to support DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program, the DREAM Act and other undocumented immigrant students by adhering to the USM guidance related to undocumented immigrant students. Additionally, the resolution asked that the university educate students on their rights, as well as the legal obligations of the university, as they pertain to undocumented immigrant students. 

This University Senate resolution follows a resolution passed by the TU Student Government Association on November 29 calling for a similar reaffirmation of intent and action related to DACA and other undocumented immigrant students. 

I attended the December 5 University Senate meeting to share with our senate colleagues the university’s and my commitment as president to all members of our community. I want to thank both the University Senate and the Student Government Association for their thoughts and support as we work together to confirm our commitment to our undocumented immigrant students as well as to provide thriving inclusiveness on our campus and in our classrooms.