Student Protests Against Undocumented Students Essays

1360 Words Nov 27th, 2016 6 Pages
As the national presidential election campaigns were heating up, the topic of access to higher education was in the media spotlight. Following student protests against undocumented students, the discussion of access to higher education became the center point at Washington State University. The institution’s president, Kirk Schulz, issued an email to all students, staff, and faculty members, followed by a press release. Washington State University’s vocal commitment to provide access to higher education to all individuals, regardless of legal status, impacts the entire university. The following sections will discuss the institution’s vow to access through the lens of an admissions counselor, financial aid officer, and the executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. Published on October 18, 2016, the statement focused on the institution’s land-grant status as a foundation for who they are committed to accepting.
WSU also embraces its founding precepts as a land-grant institution of higher education: We are committed to providing all students with equal access to affordable higher education and to ensuring they are provided the opportunity to fulfill their potential and dreams (Schulz, Bernado, Huskey, 2016, para. 2).
The statement portrays the institution’s undertaking to see beyond the initial acceptance of a student to the university. It is the hope that students attending the institution would also be able to improve as students while using their education…

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