Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
IN-30: Sanctuary Institution

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Stephanie Del Rosario
Sustainability Analyst
Physical Plant
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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:
A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to welcome, support, and protect asylum seekers, refugees, and/or undocumented immigrants:

The CSU is committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning community for all students. As part of the CSU system, CSU Fullerton abides by the following:

-Campus policies shall make clear that the CSU will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, ICE, or any other federal agency for the enforcement of federal immigration law, except as consistent with California Government Code §§7282 et seq. or as required by law.

-Campus policies shall affirmatively state that CSU Police Departments will not honor ICE immigration hold requests, unless doing so is consistent with California Government Code §§7282.5 or as required by law.

-Campus policies shall avoid the use of the term “sanctuary,” a term for which there is no standard definition or common understanding and which, if used, can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Rather, utilizing terms such as ‘safe and welcoming’ is accurate.

-Campus policies shall not state that the campus is adopting the “Trust Act” per se, or agreeing to comply with its provisions because the Trust Act does not apply to the CSU. There are features of the Trust Act that may be in a campus policy.

-Campus policies shall clearly articulate that individuals will not be contacted, detained, questioned, or arrested solely on the basis of being or suspected of being an undocumented immigrant, except as required by law. In drafting such policies, do not make reference to ethnicity, race or citizenship. Instead, simply reflect that no individuals should be contacted, etc. based solely on actual or suspected immigration status.


Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Titan Dreamers Resource Center
http://www.fullerton.edu/tdrc/

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
https://www.fullerton.edu/tdrc/legislation/DACA.php

28 Universities That Vow to Offer Sanctuary to Their Undocumented Students
https://remezcla.com/lists/culture/sanctuary-campus-daca/

How Undocumented Students are Faring in California’s Public Universities
https://news.fullerton.edu/2021/04/how-undocumented-students-are-faring-in-californias-public-universities/

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