Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:
Washington State University shares the deep concerns expressed nationwide about the federal executive order that restricts
the ability of individuals from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.
Let us be absolutely clear: We welcome and support all members of the Washington State community—regardless of the
country they call home. We remain unflinchingly committed to respecting the dignity of each individual—regardless of
race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We will continue
to foster a diverse and inclusive community, embrace civil discourse, and strive to ensure a welcoming and safe environment
For decades, Washington State University has invited and welcomed faculty, staff, and students from around the globe to
study, teach, and conduct research here. We are proud of that legacy. The blending of the diverse perspectives represented
by our community members enriches all of us. Put simply, it improves our ability to teach, conduct research, and serve our
communities worldwide in meaningful ways.
More broadly, Washington State is dedicated to providing all students with equal access to affordable higher education and
to supporting their career and life goals. That unqualified support extends to our undocumented students as well, as
authorized by the state.
We are carefully monitoring developments to better understand how the executive order issued Friday will impact our
community. For the short term, we are advising non-U.S. citizens and their families from the impacted countries to refrain
from traveling outside the United States.
Additionally, all of the University’s resources are being made available to our international students at this
challenging time. Our International Programs Global Services staff (Bryan Hall 108, 509-335-4508), in particular, is
prepared to listen to concerns, provide assistance, share the latest information, and refer you to other resources if the
Kirk Schulz, President
Washington State University
Asif Chaudhry, Vice President
U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)
WSU International Programs