NACAC Statement on Charlottesville Unrest

Shanda Ivory

Arlington, VA (Aug. 14, 2017) — In response to Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) issued the following statement:

NACAC’s members were shocked by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend and were appalled by the bigotry and ignorance that contributed to the deadly violence. 

Our code of conduct commits us to core values such as equity, fairness, and inclusivity, and, we abhor the hateful words and actions of groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists. 

We stand with the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities in this time of grief and suffering, and we pledge our support for students, families, and our colleagues there.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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