3/15/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University has made a public statement regarding the “Never Again Movement” and has been added to the list of colleges and universities that have committed to NOT penalize students for engaging in non-violent protest.
In making this public statement, Ashland University joins the growing number of colleges across the country assuring students that non-violent protest won’t affect their chances at admission.
Ashland’s statement reads --
“In response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students across the country have staged walk-outs and planned future actions in remembrance of the victims. We are aware that some high schools may be planning to discipline students who participate in such activities.
Ashland University believes wholeheartedly in its goal to liberate the minds of students and is known as an institution that challenges each student to reach his or her full potential. Committed to these values, we want to be clear that a student’s admission decision would never be negatively affected by any disciplinary action a high school may take as a result of his or her involvement in peaceful awareness demonstrations. Those with questions can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###