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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

University Statement on Temporary Travel Ban

On Friday, January 27, President Trump issued an executive order imposing a 90-day ban on citizens entering the United States from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. According to SU’s Center for International Education, the University has no current students on non-immigrant student visas (F-1 or J-1) from any of these countries.  At this time, we are not aware of any impact on the broader campus community.

That said, we recognize that the possibility of changing immigration laws may cause significant concern for some of our campus community.  If and when we receive additional or clarifying information, we will share it as appropriate and provide the support that is necessary.  Those seeking guidance or advice about planned international travel should contact SU’s Center for International Education. 

As a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), Salisbury University is guided by System policy. Information we have received from the Chancellor and Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General is linked below:

Chancellor Robert L. Caret's Statement on Temporary Ban of Individuals Entering the United States: http://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/1695 

Statement Regarding President Trump's 'Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States': http://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/1694 

Salisbury University will continue to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.  This includes FERPA, which protects student information from disclosure, absent a court order or subpoena.

International students, faculty and staff are a tremendous asset and vital part of our University community.  The campus mission, values and student code of conduct emphasize the importance of diversity, civility, and the respectful treatment of individuals whose opinions may differ from our own. Also, please remember that individual expressions of opinion may not represent the University. We ask all to demonstrate our core values in the days and weeks to come and to practice civility in our discussions.


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