from the College Fix:
Roosevelt University has launched a self-described safe space campaign that includes posting “symbolic” signs across its urban and suburban campuses stating “Inclusion Has No Borders” in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The university’s newly formed Outreach, Advocacy, Social Justice, Information and Safety (OASIS) Committee announced the campaign last week. The effort includes posting the “Inclusion Has No Borders” signage around the university, which has campuses in Chicago and nearby Schaumburg, Illinois.
Students, faculty and staff have been encouraged to post the signs on campus and use the hashtag “#YouAreWelcomeHere” on their social media accounts.
— Luke Bandoske (@luke_bandoske) March 16, 2017
The OASIS committee, the campaign’s sponsor, was created at the behest of Roosevelt University President Ali Malekzadeh. Dawn Hougland, assistant director for international programs, told The College Fix the campus group formed at Malekzadeh’s request in response to “things we were seeing coming out of the Trump administration immigration-wise.”
Hougland made her comments on Monday while she tabled for the safe space campaign at the Chicago campus with the university’s baseball coach, Steve Marchi.
Marchi, co-chair of OASIS, said the group aims to reaffirm the commitment to social justice at the university, which is named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt.