WASHINGTON, DC—After the Stanford faculty senate voted to restore ROTC on campus, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) called on the Stanford Board of Trustees to ensure the rapid implementation of the vote.
“Today is a great day for Stanford students,” said Anne D. Neal, ACTA’s President. “It’s time for the trustees to ensure that all students who wish to serve the public in the military have the opportunity to do so. The chasm between the students of the nation’s elite schools and those who defend them has lasted too long. It’s time for other colleges, such as Brown and Yale, to follow the lead of Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford by inviting ROTC back.”
ACTA has urged Stanford, Harvard, and other schools to restore ROTC to campus for years, through written correspondence with the Board of Trustees.
Founded in 1995, ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America’s colleges and universities. It is the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives a philosophically rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.