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GCU Students Join National School Walkout

Students praying for peace
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Today, nearly 80 GCU students, faculty, and staff participated in the National School Walkout by joining together in a prayer service and candlelight vigil at the Peace Pole. The community prayed in silence for 17 minutes as campus chapel bells chimed in the background. The ceremony concluded with a reading of the names of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a prayer, “Let the Shooting End,” from the Mid-Atlantic Sisters of Mercy. The nationwide protest was held to honor the lives of the Florida victims and advocate for stricter gun laws.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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