Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
IN-30: Sanctuary Institution

Status Score Responsible Party
0.00 / 0.50
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Has the institution been formally designated as an institution of sanctuary by Universities of Sanctuary (UK), University of Sanctuary Ireland, or an equivalent third party recognition program?:
No

Is the institution officially self-declared to be an institution of sanctuary?:
Yes

Documentation affirming the institution’s official sanctuary status:
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Website URL where information affirming the institution's sanctuary status is available:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to welcome, support, and protect asylum seekers, refugees, and/or undocumented immigrants:

SANCTUARY STATUS
Bennington College is declared a sanctuary institution. Bennington will remain committed to the principles of non-discrimination, including equal protection under the law, regardless of national origin or citizenship. We support all members of our community regardless of their immigration status and will not assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the investigation of the immigration status of our students, staff, or faculty absent a direct court order.

In addition, Bennington College does not discriminate in admission on the basis of immigration status. We meet the full financial need of all admitted students. This means we provide institutional financial aid to make up for the federal aid that undocumented students are unable to apply for, such as Pell Grants.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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