A Message from GCU President Joseph R. Marbach
President Trump recently signed an executive order significantly restricting the ability of individuals from certain countries to enter the United States. Both the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) have issued statements opposing this executive order.
In part, the Sisters of Mercy statement reads: “We renew our commitment to stand in solidarity with people forced to migrate. A national examination of conscience is needed to reflect on the root causes of migration, and act on the values we are grounded in as a nation and people of faith.”
The ACCU statement reads: “As ACCU gathers this weekend in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the value of diversity within Catholic higher education, we reaffirm the commitment of our institutions to creating inclusive, welcoming campus environments that embrace people of all faiths and cultures. Catholic higher education was founded precisely to serve the children of Catholic immigrants who in their own time were excluded from higher education. This is a legacy that we proudly pledge to continue.”
As a Catholic university in the Mercy tradition, Georgian Court University affirms the sentiment of both statements.
Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D.