Division News & Statements

Statement Regarding Trump Administration announcement to end DACA with 6-month delay

September 05, 2017

Dear Campus Community:

The Trump Administration’s announcement today that it is conducting a six-month wind down of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is causing concern on campuses around the country, including our own.

It is worth reinforcing that Grand Valley State University has a history of providing a quality education with inclusion as a steady value. This is unchanged.

It is our long-standing practice to admit qualified students without regard to citizenship status and to support all students pursuing a Grand Valley degree.

We do not maintain information on undocumented student status in our student records. We also ensure the privacy of student and employee records to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Grand Valley is the only Michigan campus on the President’s Advisory Commission of Excelencia in Education (www.edexcelencia.org/), which advocates for increased support and advocacy for Hispanic/Latinx, undocumented and DACA students.

Any member of the community who needs support or information on resources should contact the Dean of Students Stephen Glass at dso@gvsu.edu or 616-331-3585 or Vice President of Inclusion and Equity Jesse M. Bernal at inclusion@gvsu.edu or 616-331-3296.  

I hope you are reassured that Grand Valley remains steadfast in its mission to educate and support all of our students.

Very respectfully,

Thomas J. Haas, President

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