All are Welcome at PNCA
July 05, 2018
On June 26, 2018, with a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban. This decision and other policies of this administration demonstrate a clear desire to limit legal immigration and reduce the number of international students at U.S. universities and colleges (policies include: limiting visa lengths for some Chinese students; changing how international students accrue unlawful presence; proposing to increased fees for international students, etc.). These politics affect our domestic and international communities alike. Rather than breaking down barriers and dispelling misplaced distrust, these policies continue to build walls and divide cultures.
The travel ban and other anti-immigrant policies attempt to spread fear and create animosity and they have no place within PNCA’s walls. PNCA strives to create a welcoming community for everyone, regardless of the political climate. As such, PNCA remains a sanctuary campus and welcomes all regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, citizenship, country of origin, or any other marginalized identities.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and all of those in-between are vital to our community and to art and design globally. Those from marginalized backgrounds and those who hold marginalized identities contribute to making PNCA the innovative powerhouse that it is. Art and design work to build understanding, dialog, and community across physical, social, cultural, and political barriers. All are invited to express themselves and join in difficult conversations about our future. Come, explore, create, and voice your views at PNCA. #YouAreWelcomeHere
Camila, a first-time freshman from Mexico, explored Portland to find the best spaces for students to find creative inspiration.
PNCA participates in scholarship program for international students!