An inclusive and hate-free campus: UW Bothell and Cascadia College sign pledge

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January 17, 2017
BOTHELL, Washington - University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh and Cascadia College President Eric Murray signed a pledge Tuesday underscoring their commitment to operating an inclusive and hate-free shared campus.

Yeigh and Murray signed the Inclusive Campus Pledge at a ceremony at the Activities and Recreation Center attended by Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume and Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr. Earlier this month the Bothell Police Department reaffirmed its policy of refraining from inquiring into anyone’s immigration status.

Yeigh said police and safety officers on campus will not question anyone solely on the basis of their citizenship. Murray says the pledge reflects legal obligations and avoids language that could threaten the loss of federal support.

The pledge commits the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College to support and protect students regardless of their national origin, immigration status or citizenship. It also promises to protect student information and to not tolerate harassment or hate speech.
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About UW Bothell: UW Bothell provides access to an exceptional University of Washington education for students of tremendous potential. Offering more than 45 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
About Cascadia College: Cascadia College specializes in university transfer education. It is nationally recognized for its high transfer rate and for its emphasis on collaborative and active learning across disciplines.

For information, please contact Meagan Walker at Cascadia College mwalker@cascadia.edu or 425.352.8491 or Lisa Hall at UW Bothell 425.352.5461 or lhall7@uw.edu .