UofL’s president & SGA denounce Trump’s DACA plan

By UofL Today -

To the UofL Community,

The University of Louisville is deeply concerned about the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Absent Congressional action during the next six months, this decision could harm many members of our university community, their families and their loved ones.

We want you to know that we cherish every member of our campus community, and we will explore ways to ensure that a UofL education is accessible to all.

As our diversity slogan clearly states, “You Belong.”

For students, faculty and staff who are anxious or concerned about how DACA will affect them, the university is offering resources to help you cope:

  • The UofL Counseling Center will be accepting drop-in appointments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can find more information at 852-6585.
  • The Cultural Center and its Hispanic/Latino Initiatives office are available to offer student support and resources. Call 852-6656 for more information.
  • Our campus Undocumented Student Resource Council is a group of students, faculty, staff and friends who work on improving the experience of undocumented students. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Cultural Center. For more information or to get involved, send an email.

Again, we want to stress that we value and will continue to support all members of our university family.


Gregory Postel, MD, Interim President

Dale Billingsley, PhD, Interim Executive Vice President and University Provost

Source: Statement on DACA from UofL President Postel and Provost Billingsley (UofL Today, Sept. 6, 2017)

See Also:
UofL’s president & SGA denounce Trump’s DACA plan (The Louisville Cardinal, Sept. 6, 2017)
SGA rejects President Trump’s DACA decision, offers aid to affected students (The Louisville Cardinal, Sept. 6, 2017)