Return ROTC to Columbia University
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We, the undersigned, support the restoration of ROTC at Columbia University, which we believe will benefit both the university and the nation.
As President Bollinger has noted, the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell by the United States Congress "effectively ends what has been a vexing problem for higher education, including at Columbia — given our desire to be open to our military, but not wanting to violate our own core principle against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."
Recently, Columbia College Dean Michelle Moody-Adams invited us "to consider whether the right question may no longer be 'How could we ever formally recognize ROTC on our campus,' but, instead, 'How can we not welcome them back?'”
We believe that an ROTC program at Columbia University will contribute to diversity among students and promote mutual understanding among the nation's academic, civilian and military domains.
Sponsored by The Alexander Hamilton Society of Columbia University