Our Position on the Current Student Walkouts
Bard College has a long, proud history of civic engagement and activism.Our approach to education, our mission, and our history as an institution are deeply rooted in change-making efforts related to education, health and safety, civil rights, social justice, and equality. Speaking and standing up in defense of one's beliefs is common practice on all Bard campuses, including those where individual freedoms are greatly restricted or at risk. Bard students, faculty, and staff seek to facilitate proactive change locally, nationally, and internationally. Disciplinary violations for exercising one's right to civil disobedience and peaceful protest will not jeopardize any applicant's admission to Bard.
Across the network of Bard High School Early Colleges (BHSEC) students have not only participated in walkouts (in solidarity with sensible gun control advocacy) but have also organized talks and dialogue at their campuses. BHSEC has consistently served as a home for civic thought and action. more>>