A Message to Future Hawks

A growing number of colleges and universities are sending words of assurance to next year’s freshmen, some of whom have expressed concern that their participation in peaceful demonstrations against gun violence could somehow lead to the withdrawal of offers of admission at the college of their choice. Roger Williams University has a long and strong commitment to social justice. Accordingly, I want to assure today’s high school students that your participation in peaceful protests not only is an appropriate exercise of your First Amendment rights, but also in no way jeopardizes your acceptance as an incoming student at RWU.