A Victory For Student Rights At CUNY

December 2, 2014

Congratulations, we did it! On Monday, December 1, 2014, the CUNY Board of Trustees voted on to adopt a set of amendments to Article XV of the CUNY Bylaws.

We are happy to report that the Board of Trustees voted to preserve students right to remain silent without the assumption of guilt during a disciplinary hearing. Board Chairman Schmidt stated that this decision was recommend by Chancellor Milliken after he and other members of the Board of Trustees heard a number of compelling testimonies from our students on the importance of this fundamental right.

Our effort could not have been without the support and the testimonies of our students and the support from members of the City Council. Inez Barron, Chairperson of the Committee on Higher Education wrote a letter of support that was signed by 18 other City Council members and also provided testimony at the Board's Public Hearing. We would also like to recognize another member of the City Council, Rory Lancman, a Queens College alumni who provided a strong letter of support.

Once again, we thank you all for your support and we look forward to continuing advocating for CUNY students.

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