Deneece Huftalin

Dear SLCC Students:

As you know the recent decision by Trump Administration on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Salt Lake Community College is deeply disappointed in the the administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We join with those individuals and organizations that urge swift, fair and compassionate congressional action in the next six months to codify the provisions of the DACA policy into law and remove any question of uncertainty for the roughly 800,000 beneficiaries enrolled in the program.

Salt Lake Community College will not waver in its commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment that is vital to an excellent education. We want to assure all DACA students that we remain fully committed to ensuring a welcoming, safe and civil atmosphere for all members of the SLCC community. We will take the necessary steps to continue supporting students, regardless of personal characteristics or documentation.

The Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) is here to support undocumented students and their families. If you have questions or need support, please feel free to contact ODMA at 801.957.4954. We also have remarkable staff at our Health and Counseling office should you wish to visit with them to find support and discuss this news. They can be reached at 801.957.4268. We also invite you to explore this website for helpful resource.

Again, we remain strongly committed to creating a supportive and welcoming environment for students from all backgrounds and from all parts of the globe.

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Deneece G. Huftalin, Ph.D                     Aynoa Rincon
President, SLCC                                      President, SLCCSA