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DePaul's Jon Boeckenstedt reassured students in a tweet:
Admission to BU will not be jeopardized should your school levy a penalty for participating in peaceful protests, such as the National School Walkout Day. See Dean of Admissions Kelly A. Walter's full statement here: https://t.co/Xikz3HkClJ @BU_Tweets #StudentsStandUp— BU Admissions (@ApplyToBU) February 23, 2018
University of Miami, Smith College, Gettysburg College and many others have followed suit in their support of students voicing their opinions.
Dear Students: If you participate in protests against gun violence and incur school discipline for walking out, you can rest assured you can report it to DePaul and we won't hold it against you. #ParklandStudentsSpeak— Jon Boeckenstedt (@JonBoeckenstedt) February 22, 2018
UM supports and respects the views of its students and applicants. pic.twitter.com/wlrUy60dub— Office of Admission (@UMAdmission) February 26, 2018
National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) has created a resource allowing colleges to share policies on disciplinary actions related to activism will be factored into the admission process. More than 200 colleges and universities have already added their information to NACAC’s directory. In the face of tragedy, these students are using their voices to create dialogue about real change that affects the safety of schools all over the country. What’s more, they’re providing a platform and a space to get anyone and everyone involved. For information on a March for Our Lives event in your area of the country, visit the March for Our Lives Facebook page.
“Peaceful protest is something that our students do before they arrive at Smith, it’s something that they do while they’re at Smith, and it’s something that they do after Smith."— Smith College Tweets (@smithcollege) February 23, 2018