What’s A Sanctuary Campus? The Definition Varies

In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicanaa and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank, asking him to declare the campus a “sanctuary university,” in Albuquerque, N.M. Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves “sanctuary campuses” amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicanaa and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank, asking him to declare the campus a "sanctuary university," in Albuquerque, N.M. Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump.
In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicanaa and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank, asking him to declare the campus a “sanctuary university,” in Albuquerque, N.M. Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves “sanctuary campuses” amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, University of New Mexico student LuzHilda Campos, left, and Chicanaa and Chicano studies professor Irene Vasquez, right, present a letter with hundreds of signatures to school president Bob Frank, asking him to declare the campus a "sanctuary university," in Albuquerque, N.M. Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump.

What’s A Sanctuary Campus? The Definition Varies

University students and faculty around the country have been calling on administrators to designate their schools as “sanctuary campuses.” That includes several here in Illinois, including the University of Chicago, where the student government will vote next month on a resolution to protect the rights of international and undocumented students.

Morning Shift talks to WBEZ North Side reporter Odette Yousef about the various interpretations of what a sanctuary campus is and examines efforts in Illinois on the issue.