This also appears on our syllabus.
BMCC will not, for the purposes of immigration enforcement only, cooperate with the arrest, interview, search and/or surveillance of any member of the BMCC community, except insofar as required by the law, and even then, will explore any and all legal avenues to protect the safety of its students. BMCC will not allow immigration officials on campus without a warrant. BMCC will not share information about any member of the BMCC community without their permission, especially regarding immigration status, unless required by a court order or subpoena.
BMCC will support undocumented students in their pursuit of their education. This commitment includes continued in-state tuition rate and support in locating additional forms of financial resources for educational expenses.
BMCC will stand against all forms of discrimination. We commit to protecting the rights of all students, staff, and faculty without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.
We also stand against all forms of sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual violence, as well as forms of sex or gender discrimination (Excerpted from the BMCC Academic Senate Resolution).
My classroom is officially designated a “safe zone” as I am not only a trained LGBT*Q+ Safe Zone Ally but I am also a member of a campus group concerned with student safety and rights at BMCC, including immigrant students. Please feel free to approach me with any concerns and questions relevant to you or others you know. I will do my best to help you and/or refer you to the appropriate resources.
Prof. Jaime Weida