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Franklin College Faculty Senate, The University of Georgia To request that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia remove the ban on
 

Summary: RESOLUTION
Franklin College Faculty Senate, The University of Georgia
To request that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia remove the ban on
undocumented students at Georgia's most selective universities (General Policy 4.1.6):
WHEREAS, the Board of Regents' new policy, which denies Georgia's undocumented students
the opportunity to apply at the USG's most selective universities, is a step back from the
previous practice of allowing all students to compete for admission based upon individual
merit, a practice meant to ensure a continuum of high quality education from K-12 to post
secondary education in the state; AND
WHEREAS, the same policy violates the principles of non-discrimination espoused in BOR
policy 4.1.2 which are fundamental to the proper functioning of a free and open society,
and tarnishes the state's and the USG's national reputations by setting us apart from the
inclusive practices of our peer and aspiring institutions, thus making it more difficult to
recruit and retain faculty and students; AND
WHEREAS, the policy burdens USG institutions with political issues that are aimed at less than
one quarter of a percent (.16%) of our student population, diverts admissions
resources, and denies high-achieving Georgia high school graduates the chance to
compete with out-of-state and international students for admission;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Franklin College Faculty Senate:
1. Views the ban on undocumented residents of Georgia from Georgia's most selective

  

Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia

 

Collections: Biotechnology