Dear Future Gaiters,
Bishop’s University respects freedom of expression and supports thoughtful, peaceful dissent. Education is vital to the advances of society and in producing more thoughtful, more tolerant, and more compassionate human beings. As a community, we are at our strongest when we unite, speak-up for those that cannot, and let their voices be heard.
We are aware that many high school students across the United States plan to engage in peaceful actions over the coming weeks to protest gun violence and to call for more stringent laws on gun ownership. Some high schools and superintendents have indicated that students may face disciplinary action for doing so. If you are considering Bishop’s, we want to make it clear that we are inspired by you and stand with you: Admissions offers will not be adversely affected by suspensions or other disciplinary actions at your high school in support of your positive and constructive engagement in pursuit of your values and convictions. Be a Change Maker. Be Purple. BU.
Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor