Students Discuss Future During Anti-Trump Event

Posted at 10:13 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 23:20:19-05

Students, graduates and some staff at Vanderbilt University who have taken part in an Anti-Donald Trump sit-in this week met on Friday to talk about other ways they hope to make the campus a "sanctuary campus."

No protests were held on Friday.

Instead the group met and discussed how they would like to finish up the remainder of the school year and be a voice for those who they feel have been attacked by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.

Earlier this week, participants requested the school's chancellor, Nicolas Zeppos, adhere to a list of demands including protecting minority groups who they felt have been attacked by Trump.

A statement was released Friday, from Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs at Vanderbilt University.

“We remain steadfastly committed to ensuring that the Vanderbilt University campus is a safe, respectful and tolerant community for all. The university is reviewing our community’s concerns and considering Vanderbilt’s role in the issues they have brought forward," Fortune said.

Participants said they plan to join other universities across the country on December 1st for a "National Walkout Day" to voice more anti-Trump concerns.