Sanctuary Campus ND

DACA and undocumented students are part of the Notre Dame family. Everyone deserves the opportunity of an education.


We Stand For opposes Notre Dame allowing federal access to student information for the purposes of deportation, otherwise known as a Sanctuary Campus. In conjunction with a faculty-led petition effort (see petition here) and a national walkout movement, students led a walkout from classes.

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During this walkout, which attracted over 400 people to Main Building, students delivered the petition signatures to University President John Jenkins.

Video of Petition Delivery to President John Jenkins


UPDATE (Feb. 16, 2017): Though he refused to declare Notre Dame a Sanctuary Campus, President Jenkins has agreed to continue to protect students’ identity unless legally compelled to release it. Read more from The Observer. President Jenkins also signed a letter from American universities in support of immigration reform that is supportive to students (Story).

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