The following resolution was recently passed unanimously by the Student Senate:

Be it resolved by the Student Senate of St. Olaf College that: we stand in solidarity with our fellow St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff who are affected by Executive Order 13769 and any further revisions (the immigration ban).

Be it further resolved that: we affirm, support, and welcome members of the St. Olaf community from around the world.

Be it further resolved that: we do not condone policy that inhibits the ability of students, regardless of their national origin, from receiving an education at St. Olaf College.

Be it further resolved that: we promise to strengthen our commitment to reject racism in its many forms, including institutional racism, microaggressions, and hate crimes.

Be it further resolved that: the Student Senate of St. Olaf College stands against the institution of an immigration ban of any sort on basis of a people’s’ race, creed, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin and ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status.

If you would like to view the same statement in it’s proposal format, click here.