Story by Lindsey Coleman, Assistant News Editor
In today’s weekly Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, the Student Senate voted to accept a statement that reassured DACAmented students of their place on campus.
According to the statement, “Every undocumented immigrant deserves respect and equal access to higher education.”
The document emphasizes Murray State’s dedication to maintaining a student-centered university, pleads with Congress to act expeditiously on the issue and encourages students to reach out to federal legislators.
Don Robertson, vice president of Student Affairs, commended SGA on the action.
“It’s very, very important,” Robertson said. “It speaks well for student government to send a positive message to those students, and it embraces our community pledge, which states that we want an environment where everyone feels included and feels a part of this university.”
The statement was authored by SGA President Tori Wood, senior from Symsonia, Kentucky and approved by every Student Senate member present at the meeting.
“I think it’s a good stance for the Student Government Association to be taking,” Wood said.