CSCU Position on DACA

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) Position On DACA

The fundamental responsibility of a public education institution is to foster learning, innovation, and strong communities to any student willing to put in the work to learn and achieve. CSCU admits students based on a holistic approach and many of our schools are open access. CSCU does not collect or retain information on undocumented students' immigration status, and doesn't have a list of undocumented students. We will not create such a list or document and could not and would not share that information with others.

Our campus police do not and will not inquire about a student's immigration status during the course of their work that including anyone seeking assistance from the police. No student will be detained solely on the basis of immigration status. This is Standard Operating Procedure for our campus police and that will not change.

Statements from CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian

DACA and Undocumented Students at CSCU - December 12, 2016
Update on CSCU Support of Undocumented Students - January 13, 2017
Statement In Support of Undocumented Students and CT Students for a Dream - January 26, 2017
Letter to President Trump requesting his support for the DACA program - April 13, 2017