Support for Applicants Participating in Demonstrations

February 23, 2018

In response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have staged walk-outs and planned future actions in remembrance of the victims and in solidarity against gun violence. We are aware that some high schools may be planning to discipline students who participate in such activities.

Oberlin College has a long and celebrated commitment to social justice, and honors the right of all people to demonstrate responsibly. Discipline resulting from respectful engagement will not have a negative influence on a current applicant's admissions status or on any future application.

Manuel Carballo
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid