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Message to the University Community

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

Utah State University

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We at Utah State University care deeply about our international students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness on our campuses. The talent, perspective, and culture of our international students, faculty, and staff strengthen and enrich our teaching, research, and outreach programs. We will not tolerate discrimination and harassment in the USU academic environment and workplace.

We are deeply concerned about the members of our university community who may be impacted by the recent executive order suspending the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to nationals of seven countries for 90 days. We recommend foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen not travel outside of the United States. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to our community.

Students, visiting scholars, faculty, and staff with visa and international travel questions should schedule an appointment with an immigration advisor in the Office of Global Engagement by calling 435-797-1124 or emailing Counselors, advisors, and staff in the Division of Student Affairs ( and across the USU system ( are available to assist students.


Noelle E. Cockett


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