February 15, 2017
Tagged: Adelphi University, Office of the President, Diversity & Inclusion

President Riordan Joins More Than 600 Universities in Signing Letters of Protest


See what Adelphi is doing to offer ongoing support and guidance to our students on DACA and immigration matters.

Supporting our students, staff and faculty is of paramount importance at Adelphi University in New York, a place where many nationalities, religions, ethnic groups and cultures have found a home. 

President Christine M. Riordan signed a nationwide letter of support to maintain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for our undocumented students. In addition, President Riordan signed the letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly in response to the immigration ban; read the letter and see the signatories

President Riordan and others in our campus community are keeping all our students well informed and updated, and we are actively engaged in a wide range of actions to support members of our community; please read about our wider efforts.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.


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Tagged: Adelphi University, Office of the President, Diversity & Inclusion