Colleges in These States Are Pledging Support for Students' #NeverAgain Movement for Gun Control

High school students across the country have rallied together to call for gun control and reform in wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 people on February 14. 

Many are protesting under the #NeverAgain movement, and intend to participate in the March for Our Lives demonstration on March 24. The movement has raised millions of dollars and ushered in legislative talks, including a listening session with President Donald Trump and a CNN-hosted town hall with politicians such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

In response, more than 190 U.S. colleges and universities—or officials working for those entities—have issued statements that prospective students or those already accepted to their programs will not be punished for peaceful activism, according to a #NeverAgain Colleges website, which tracks such statements. 

Among the more than 30 states that have institutions publicizing support, Massachusetts and New York lead the pack with over 45 universities.

Here's a breakdown of universities, by state. Note: This data is based on a site compilation and may be incomplete.


University of California Berkeley

CalTech University  

University of California Los Angeles 

Stanford University 

Loyola Marymount University 

Mills College  

Pomona College

Occidental College

Scripps College 

ArtCenter College 

Harvey Mudd College 

University of Southern California


University of California Davis 

Chapman University

University of Redlands 


Colorado State University 

University of Colorado Boulder 

Regis University

Colorado College    

University of Colorado Denver 


University of Connecticut 

Sacred Heart University

Yale University 

University of New Haven 

Wesleyan University 

Connecticut College 

Trinity College 


University of Miami

Florida International University 

Eckerd University 

University of Florida 

Stetson University 


Emory University 


Northwestern University 

DePaul University

Wheaton College 

Illinois State University 

Bradley University 

Knox College 


University of Notre Dame

Ball State University 

Indiana University Bloomington 

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 

Blackburn College 

Goshen College 


Cornell College

Grinnell College 


Bellarmine University


Tulane University


Bates College 

Colby College

Bowdoin College  

University of New England 


Johns Hopkins University

St. John's College

University of Maryland  

Loyola University Maryland 

Goucher College 

Washington College 


Northeastern University 

Harvard University 

Boston University  

Boston College 

Amherst College  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Emerson College  

College of the Holy Cross  

Brandeis University 

Bridgewater State University

Springfield University 

Hampshire College 

Mount Holyoke College 

Smith College 

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Wellesley College  

Tufts University 

Clark University 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Babson College 

Williams College 

Suffolk University 

Salem State University 


University of Michigan

Albion College  


Carleton College

Macalester College 


Washington University in St. Louis

Lindenwood University 

New Hampshire:  

Plymouth State University

Dartmouth College 

New York:

New York University  

Vassar College 

Rochester Institute of Technology 

Adelphi University

Cornell University 

Ithaca College 

Fordham University 

Hamilton College  

Hofstra University 

Syracuse University

University of Rochester 

Columbia University

Colgate University  

The Sage Colleges 

Sarah Lawrence College 

Barnard College 

Union College 

The New School  

Binghamton University 

Saint Mary's College 

Pace University 

Purchase College SUNY 

New Jersey:

Princeton University 

Rutgers University 

Drew University 

Seton Hall University 

New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Stevens Institute of Technology 

The College of New Jersey

North Carolina:

North Carolina State University 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Elon University

Duke University 

Wake Forest University 


Ohio University 

Kenyon College  

Oberlin College 

Ohio Wesleyan University 

Case Western Reserve University

College of Wooster 

Miami University  

Denison University  


Lewis and Clark College 

Willamette University 

Reed College 


Pennsylvania State University 

Carnegie Mellon University 

University of Pennsylvania

Swathmore College 

Franklin & Marshall College 

University of Pittsburgh

Bucknell University 

Lebanon Valley College 

Villanova University 

Lehigh University 

Dickinson College 

Lafayette College 


Allegheny College 

Widener University  

Muhlenberg College 

Haverford College

Juniata College

Ursinus College 

Rhode Island:

University of Rhode Island 

Brown University 

Johnson & Wales University 

Providence College 

South Carolina:  

University of South Carolina 

Furman University 


Vanderbilt University

Sewanee: The University of the South 

Rhodes College 


Southwestern University  

Rice University 

Trinity University 


Westminster College 


Bennington College

Middlebury College  

University of Vermont 

Goddard College 

Champlain College 


University of Richmond   

University of Virginia 

Virginia Tech University 

The College of William and Mary

Radford University 

George Mason University 

Washington, D.C.:

Georgetown University 

American University 

Catholic University of America 

The George Washington University

Trinity Washington University 

Washington state:  

University of Washington 

Seattle University 

Gonzaga University

Whitman College 

University of Puget Sound 

West Virginia:

West Virginia University 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lawrence University