Admissions status for student advocates will not be jeopardized

February 25, 2018

Regis University joined other colleges nationwide on Saturday, Feb. 24, in assuring high school students that peaceful protest and student advocacy would not hinder prospective students’ admissions status at Regis.

Teenagers across the country have led gun reform rallies and marches following a deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school on Feb. 14. Many students have walked out of high school classrooms, leading to concerns about disciplinary action.

“Here at Regis, we teach civil discourse and activism,” read a message the University shared on Twitter on Feb. 24. “Student advocacy is a brave step toward justice. We are for and with students who choose to speak up, to participate and to stand for something.”

Regis University was among the first colleges in Colorado to issue its statement of support after a Texas superintendent said last week that protesting students would face suspensions. The University joins more than 100 colleges that have said they won’t penalize students during the admissions process should they get suspended for participating in peaceful protests.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.