Penn State Says Discipline For Protesting Against Gun Violence Won’t Count Against Applicants
Penn State now counts itself among the schools who say they won’t discount applicants because of discipline at school for walking out or otherwise protesting against gun violence, according to a tweet the university posted Saturday afternoon.
Students who are disciplined for walking out or otherwise staging a respectful and peaceful protest against gun violence, are hereby assured that it can be reported on their Penn State application without adverse effect on their admission decision.
— Penn State (@penn_state) February 24, 2018
High school students around the country have mobilized, staging walk-outs and protests against gun violence in the aftermath of the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14.
Students from Stoneman Douglas started a movement on social media using #NeverAgain and are planning a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24. This week they participated in a CNN town hall with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and they didn’t hold back.
Several other institutions have sent out similar messages this week, including UConn and UMass.
UConn would like to assure students who have applied or been admitted to the University that disciplinary action associated with participation in peaceful protests will not affect your admission decision in any way.
— UConn (@UConn) February 24, 2018