The message below was emailed to the Bryn Mawr College community on Nov. 25, 2019.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
A few days ago, Bryn Mawr, together with over 110 colleges and universities, joined an amicus brief in support of international students, Optional Practical Training (OPT), and STEM OPT in Washtech vs. DHS. You can access the brief here.
This case involves a legal challenge to the OPT program. OPT represents valuable experiential learning for our campus’s international students and scholars, allowing them to obtain practical training that complements and expands upon their academic studies. Some international students take advantage of OPT while they are enrolled, and others do so following graduation. We joined this “friend of the court” brief to demonstrate our unwavering support for our international students and the opportunities provided by OPT.
Bryn Mawr will continue to advocate for educational opportunity all of our students and alumnae/i.
President, Bryn Mawr College