On October 13th, 2010, the Georgia Board of Regents voted to ban undocumented students from Georgia’s top five competitive universities, including Georgia College & State University, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. The changes went into effect at the start of the 2011 Fall Semester.
On November 8th, 2011, GUYA presented thousands of petitions to the Board of Regents demanding that the ban on undocumented students be overturned. We are now asking that Mr. Griffin and Mr. Pruitt call for a re-vote on Policy 4.1.6. We are requesting that they listen to the people and no longer bar access to education.
Throughout our lives, our teachers, public servants, families, and communities have told us that education is the quintessential vehicle for overcoming life challenges and poverty. In the classroom, we develop the consciousness and skills to become contributing and productive members of society. Stripping youth of an education puts students and the state at risk. This policy destroys dreams, and cripples Georgia’s future.
If you would like to help end the ban, please sign and share the petition below.