I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our support for all students at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), including undocumented and DACA students.
As was the theme of our fall PDA day, we embrace a culture of inclusivity at SRJC. In anticipation of possible changes to DACA as reported in the press, we
have been in communication with our legal counsel, local, state and federal elected officials and the State Chancellor’s Office of California Community Colleges.
We will be vigilant in maintaining educational opportunities for all of our students and all of our communities.
I am proud to stand with our State Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who addressed a convening of Community College leaders in Sacramento on Wednesday. He boldly and firmly committed to fight against federal policies that would be inconsistent with our goal to maintain open access at all California community colleges.
Attached is a copy of the Safe Haven Resolution that was unanimously passed by our Board of Trustees in February of this year. I believe it eloquently states our values as a college.
I will keep you apprised of any major changes and announcements. Please reassure our SRJC students that they are valued and welcomed on our campus!
Frank Chong, Ed.D.