Supportive of all students regardless of immigration status

November 16, 2016

President Michael Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane issued the following statement:

We have heard from numerous students, faculty, and staff that they are concerned about potential changes to immigration laws, especially as it relates to undocumented students and those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. We want to be very clear that we support all UO students, regardless of their immigration status.

While it is too soon to speculate on what may happen in the future, the University of Oregon remains committed to DACA and providing an inclusive campus that values global citizenship and engagement.

 As is currently our practice, we will treat all students equally in keeping with our values of inclusion, diversity and equity. This also means: 

  • The University of Oregon will not facilitate immigration enforcement on our campus without a warrant or a clear demonstration of exigent circumstances such as the imminent risk to the health or safety of others;
  • The University of Oregon Police Department will not act on behalf of federal officials in enforcing immigration laws;
  • The University of Oregon will not share with the federal government any information on the immigration status of students unless required by court order.