Statement on Support of DACA Students at NC State

Dear NC State students, faculty, and staff:

Last week, President Trump indicated he will be making an announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, September 5. As of now, details of the announcement are unknown.

In December, Dr. Linda McCabe Smith, Vice Provost of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), and I, released a letter to the university community expressing our commitment to supporting DACA students at NC State to the fullest extent of the law. I am reaffirming that support now. I continue to believe that DACA students are valuable contributors to our university and enrich the diversity and quality of our student body.

On September 2, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), of which NC State is a member, issued a statement urging Congress to take swift action to support DACA participants.

As soon as details about any changes to the DACA program are announced, university leadership will assess the implications to our student body and reach out to those students affected.

On behalf of NC State, and following the statement from the APLU, I am again reaffirming our commitment to all members of the Wolfpack. Along with OIED and all colleges on campus, we will continue to work towards equity and fairness for all students, faculty, and staff.



Mike Mullen
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Division of Academic and Student Affairs


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