Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Many of you have expressed concern about recent executive orders from the White House affecting immigration and entry into the U.S. for nationals of seven countries. For many in our community, this is both a matter of principle and a personal issue. We share these concerns, and are monitoring policy changes to better understand their practical effects and exploring the best options to respond and help, as a university and as part of the higher education community nationwide.
Our first concern is for our international students and scholars who are directly affected. We will share with you any university responses and practical guidance as that develops, and we will be working with those affected to offer our support and assistance. In the meantime, students with urgent questions about their personal situations can contact Linda Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org, while faculty and staff with specific issues that need attention can contact Rebecca Culyba at email@example.com. All interested parties should check the Office of International Education website for updates and guidance. Please know that we care deeply about all of you who are touched by these issues, and offer our support to you.
This is also an important time for all of us to recall that Carnegie Mellon University is a global community committed to diversity and inclusion. This is a foundational value, necessary to fulfilling our mission of education, research and creativity that benefits the world. Even as we encounter changing conditions around us, we will continue to be guided by that value.
Farnam Jahanian, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Gina Casalegno, Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students