In the wake of the national discussion over gun control, colleges in the Rochester – Finger Lakes Area area are telling potential students that participating in peaceful protests will not affect their admission applications.
The University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges released statements Monday.
On Twitter, Hobart and William Smith’s message read in part. ” We encourage applicants to stand up for what they believe in.”
“Any student who participates in a meaningful, peaceful protest—especially those individuals who lead such efforts for change—will definitely not face any negative consequences during their application review process at the University of Rochester"— Univ. of Rochester (@UofR) February 26, 2018
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For applicants concerned about how school disciplinary action resulting from participating in peaceful protests against gun violence may affect their application status at RIT, rest assured that RIT Admissions will not penalize you for participating in a respectful manner.— RIT (@RITtigers) February 26, 2018
Students across the country are planning a mass walk out in protest of gun violence. The National School Walkout is scheduled to be held on March 14th.