Letter sent to Diablo Valley College Community by Ted Wieden (Interim College President) on February 2, 2017
Dear DVC Community,
The recent Presidential executive order impacting and restricting immigrant and refugee communities from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen stands in opposition to Diablo Valley College’s mission to serve a ‘diverse student body’. Our position is in alignment with the California Community College State Chancellor’s Office and the Contra Costa Community College Governing Board’s January 11, 2017, Resolution S-1 (attached/link) reaffirming our commitment to support all students and employees of Diablo Valley College regardless of citizenship status, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political persuasion.
Should any member of the DVC community be affected by the executive order, please know that the following College resources are available:
o Students with F1 Visas, please contact: International Students Admissions and Services
Student Services Center, SSC 210
925-969-2196 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
o Counseling Services at DVC, Pleasant Hill Campus
Student Services Center, SSC201
925-969-2140 or via email at email@example.com
o Counseling Services at DVC San Ramon Campus
West Building Lobby, 1st Floor
925-551-6209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following external resources are also available:
o Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has published a Know Your Rights information. Link: www.ilrc.org
o Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), supports a mental health hotline and counseling site for those perceiving Islamophobia, and mental health crises. Link: www.ISNA.net
o Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Link: www.splcenter.org/what-we-do
Additional resources can be found at www.dvc.edu/forums. While this information is not exhaustive, it will be updated as needed.
As a community, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering a sense of inclusion for ALL of our students, employees, and community members.
Thank you for all that you do, every day.
Interim President, Diablo Valley College
Voice (925) 969-2001
Fax (925) 687-2527
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