Statement regarding DACA Program

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dear SPSCC Students, 

For more than 50 years, we have celebrated and welcomed students from all backgrounds. A diverse and vibrant student body has driven our vision to be a campus that mirrors the diversity in our community and builds prosperity throughout the region.

All who seek a fuller life through education are welcome here.

Today’s news regarding President Trump’s announcement to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or the DACA program, has left us profoundly disappointed and saddened and does nothing to alter our commitment to you.

Based on what we understand at this time, DACA students are not affected for fall quarter. We don’t know what changes will happen with the DACA program in the next six months, but we will continue to serve all students with respect and dignity, and provide open access to education and training.

This is the heart of what we do, to support all students, through hard work, resilience and drive, to accomplish their dreams.

Across our state, the message we share is united: We are proud of our DACA students, and we stand by them.

Thank you,

Dr. Timothy Stokes, SPSCC President

Additional Information & Resources:

Joint statment by the Council of Presidents, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Independent Colleges of Washington, and the Washington Student Achievement Council on the end of Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The End of DACA Disscussion, Stephanie Powell, immigaration and naturalization attorney will lead an information discussion. Thursday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia WA 98501