The UConn-AAUP Executive Committee has voted to endorse the petition “Protect Undocumented Members of the UConn Community” calling on the University to protect the human rights of our community and immediately develop process and procedures for making UConn a sanctuary campus.
Supporting this important petition is in line with our Post-Election statement pledging to intensify our efforts to:
- Oppose discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin, and fight for an equitable and welcoming educational environment in which all can freely and safely learn, discuss, differ, debate, and grow.
- Oppose behaviors that harass, intimidate, bully, threaten or harm any member of the University community and that undermine a campus environment that promotes civility and collegiality.
We furthermore pledge that we will stand in solidarity with members of the UConn community who by virtue of their race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or immigration status may find themselves targeted by agents of intolerance.
We encourage all members of the UConn community and beyond to sign on to the petition to protect the rights of our students.