September Equity Update
written by | Abeer Syedah
System & Campus
Share & Donate: Fund the American Dream[ers]!
Students United is proud to launch Fund the American Dream[ers] to respond to our students leaders’ desire to enact positive change in support of Minnesota State students who are impacted by changing immigration policies, specifically undocumented students. We are fundraising to provide modest emergency financial assistance to Minnesota State students whose finances have been adversely affected by recent immigration policy changes.
Learn more and donate: studentsunited.org/dreamers
State & National
Silent Sam Comes Down: The Confederate Monument is Brought Down by Protesters at UNC Chapel Hill
On Monday, August 20th, protestors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill brought down Silent Sam, a confederate monument.
New U.S. Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused & Protect Colleges
“Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing new policies on campus sexual misconduct that would bolster the rights of students accused of assault, harassment or rape, lessen liability for institutions of higher education and encourage schools to provide more support for victims. The proposed rules, obtained by The New York Times, narrow the definition of sexual harassment, holding schools accountable only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have occurred on their campuses. They would also establish a higher legal standard to determine whether schools improperly addressed complaints.”