Sunday, January 29, 2017

Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump's Executive Order Entitled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals" Issued January 27, 2017

[Last Updated June 26, 2017]

Click on organization/association or institution name to read statement.  New organizations/associations and institutions being added as identified.

Supreme Court of the United States ruling, June 26, 2017
p. 12 addresses students from banned countries admitted to the University of Hawaii

President Trump Executive Order, March 8, 2017

Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

Q24. and Q25. address international students:
Q and A: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States
United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Public Affairs, March 6, 2017

President Trump Executive Order, January 27, 2017
Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals 

31 university amicus brief opposing President Trump’s revised Executive Order restricting immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries [3-31-17]

STATE OF HAWAI‘I and ISMAIL ELSHIKH, Plaintiffs, v. DONALD J. TRUMP, in his official capacity as President of the United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; JOHN F. KELLY, in his official capacity as Secretary of Homeland Security; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE; REX TILLERSON, in his official capacity as Secretary of State; and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. Civil Action No. 1:17-cv-00050-DKW-KJM SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
Case 1:17-cv-00050-DKW-KJM Document 64 Filed 03/08/17 Page 1 of 40 PageID #: 848
- Impact to higher education found on pages 4, 26 & 27


State oversight of public universities is prominent in decision of order Denying Stay 02/09/2017 (see pages 9-12):
"... schools have a mission of “global engagement” and rely on such visiting students, scholars, and faculty to advance their educational goals" (p. 10)


DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the
United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
TILLERSON, Secretary of State; JOHN
F. KELLY, Secretary of the
Department of Homeland Security;

Motion for Stay of an Order of the

United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington
James L. Robart, District Judge, Presiding
Argued and Submitted February 7, 2017
Filed February 9, 2017
Before: William C. Canby, Richard R. Clifton, and Michelle T. Friedland, Circuit Judges
Key Pleadings in Minnesota vs. the United States Relating to the Travel Ban
--------------------amici curiae (“friends of the court”) brief in Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al. filed by 17 major research universities on February 13, 2017
-------------------- ~900 U.S. Department of State Officials Sign Dissent Channel

Resource:  We Stand with Our Students

Petition:  Go Overseas petition asking Congress to oppose Trump’s executive order on immigration Petition:  Academics Against Immigration Executive Order

Petition:  In Solidarity with People Affected by the ‘Muslim Ban’: Call for an Academic Boycott of International Conferences held in the US
Petition:  Higher Education Against Muslim Ban Executive Order []

Survey:  Professional International Education Resources Executive Order Survey

#WeAreInternational campaign

#YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

U.S. Colleges and Universities

American Council on Education (ACE) and Institutions [February 3, 2017]
American Council on Education (ACE) and 46 Associations [January 31, 2017]
Letter to President Trump from 48 College and University Presidents

Adelphi University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Arcadia University
Auburn University
Augsburg College
Babson College
Ball State University
Bard College
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Barnard College
Bates College
Baylor University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Bentley University
Bethel College 
Binghamton University
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University and Brandeis Department of Mathematics
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge
California State University System
Capital Community College
Carleton College
Carlow University
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University and Case Western Reserve Faculty Senate
Central Michigan University
Champlain College
Chatham University
Chestnut Hill College
City University of New York
Clark State Community College
Clemson University
Cleveland State University and Cleveland State University Faculty Senate
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Community College of Allegheny County 
Community College of Rhode Island
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dakota State University
Dallas County Community College District
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePauw University
DePaul University
Des Moines University
Dickinson College
Dominican University
Drake University
Drexel University and Faculty of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
East Carolina University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern University
Eckerd College
Edmonds Community College
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabethtown College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institution of Technology, State University of New York (SUNY) 
Ferris State University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Foothill College
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgetown University
George Mason University
George Washington University and GWU Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Goddard College
Grand Valley State University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Heidelberg University
Hilbert College
Hiram College
Houston Community College
Humboldt State University
Hunter College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Jewish Theological Seminary
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Kalamazoo College
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Knox College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Le Moyne College
Lehigh University and Lehigh Office of International Affairs
Lewis University
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynchburg College 
Macalester College
Madison College
Manhattan College
Marquette University
Marshall University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marywood University
Maryville College 
Menlo College
Meredith College
Mercy College
Metropolitan State University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Minnesota State University Mankato
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri State University
Montgomery College
Monmouth University
Montana State University
Montclair State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
New Mexico State University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Newbury College
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern University
Northwestern State University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University [Arabic version] and [Chinese version] and [Spanish version]
Pace University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Oaks College
Pacific University
Park University
Pennsylvania State University
Pfeiffer University 
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Portland State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Radford University
Ramapo College
Red Rocks Community College
Regis University
Resurrection University
Rice University
Richland College, Dallas County Community College District
Ripon College
Roger Williams University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockefeller University
Roosevelt University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rutgers University - Newark
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary's College
Saint Michael's College
Saint Xavier University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe College
Santa Monica College
Saybrook University
School for International Training (SIT) and SIT Graduate Institute
Seattle University
Seattle Pacific University
Seton Hall University
Seton Hill University
Sewnee: The University of the South
Simmons College
Smith College
Sonoma State University
South Dakota State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Catherine University
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University
St. Olaf College
St. Thomas University
Stanford University
State University of New York, Buffalo State
State University of New York (SUNY) System
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
TCS Education System
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University  and TCU Department of English
Texas Tech University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The College of New Jersey
The College of Saint Rose
The Colleges of Law
Towson University
Trinity College
Trocaire College
Troy University [news article with statement]
Truman State University
Tufts University
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
University of Buffalo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California System
University of California Hastings College of the Law
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago and Letter to President Trump and Update on Support
University of Cincinnati 
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Connecticut [Jan. 28] and Additional Statement [Feb 2]
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawai'i
University of Idaho
University of Illinois System
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland and UofM, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
University of Massachusetts System
University of Memphis
University of Michigan and UofM School of Social Work
University of Michigan Dearborn
University of Minnesota
Univesity of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Missouri System
University of Montana
University of Nebraska System
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of Notre Dame
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of North Carolina System
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland 
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina (Tweet from President)
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida System
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of St. Thomas
University of Tennessee 
University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas System
University of the Sciences
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington and University of Washington International Student Services
University of Washington, Brothell
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wyoming
University System of Georgia
University System of Maryland
Utah State University
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Xavier University
Wake Forest University
Walsh College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University
Washington State University
Wayne State University
Webster University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Illinois University
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Wichita State University
Willamette University
Williams College
Wilson College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Wright State University
Yale University

Schools known to have issued statements to campus community but statement not known to be available online

Bloomfield College
Boise State University
Central State University
Clarkson University
Kirkwood Community College
Louisiana State University
Luther College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Providence College
St. Norbert College
SUNY Polytechnic University
University of Wisconsin System
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wheaton College

Non-U.S. Universities

American University of Beirut
McGill University (Tweet from Provost)
McMaster University
Memorial University
Queen's University
Simon Fraser University
Trinity College Dublin [repost of European Universities Association statement]
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Cambridge
University of Exeter
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New South Wales Sydney
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Warwick
Western University

Higher Education Organizations and Associations [U.S. & Global]

Letter from 151 organizations

AACSB International

African Studies Association
Alliance for International Exchange
American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Chemical Society
American College of Physicians
American Council on Education (ACE) Summary of March 2017 Revised Travel Ban
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Folklore Society
American Historical Association

American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
American Musicological Society
American Philosophical Association
American Political Science Association
American Schools of Oriental Research
American Society for Environmental History
American Society of International Law
American Sociological Association

American Translators Association
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Jewish Studiess
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) 
Association of American Law Schools
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities (AAU)
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) [March 6, 2017] & [January 30, 2017]
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Canadian Association of Geographers
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Committee of Concerned Scientists (CCS)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
European Universities Association
Federation for the Humanities & Social Science
Forum on Education Abroad [January 31, 2017] & [March 8, 2017]
German Studies Association
Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
Institute for Advanced Study
Institute for Higher Education Policy (Tweet)
International Association for College Admission Counseling (International ACAC) 
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Center for Medieval Art
International Council for Science (ICSU) 
International Educators of Illinois (IEI)
International Studies Association (ISA)
Medieval Academy of America
Middle East Studies Association of North America
NAFSA: Association of International Educators [Jan 30, 2017] & [March 6, 2017]and NAFSA Travel Advisory for Nationals of Certain Countries Pursuant to Executive Order
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
National Communication Association
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
Scholars at Risk
Shakespeare Association of America
Society of Biblical Literature
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Classical Studies

Society for Ethnomusicology

Society of Biblical Literature
Society of Architectural Historians
Society of Dance History Scholars

TESOL International Association
TESOL International Association, EnglishUSA, and UCIEP Joint Statement
The Rabbinical Assembly
United World Colleges (International)
Universities Australia
Universities Canada
University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) [Updated]
University Council for Educational Administration

Higher Education Organizations and Associations known to have issued statements but statement not known to be available online
Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)

International Education Providers and Related Companies
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
AFS Intercultural Programs
CET Academic Programs
Global Experiences
Go Overseas
Seminars International
World Educational Services (WES)

Other Education Entities

Guilford County Board of Education [link to news article]
San Francisco Unified School District

A big thanks goes out to many colleagues across the globe who provided links to statements but I want to especially thank Marty Tillman (@tillman_marty) of Global Career Compass for his support with this effort and all of his help in locating additional statements. Much appreciated!


  1. The University at Alabama has a statement, too, but as far as I can see it was only posted on the International Student office Facebook page-

    1. Many thanks, Jennifer! I'll take a Facebook post!

  2. Northwestern State University, Nachitoches, LA

  3. Here is one to add from Grinnell College:

    1. Thanks for the link to Grinnell College! Much appreciated!


  5. American Translators Association at

    1. Many thanks, Sara! Much appreciated! It will be added to the list!

  6. University of Iowa has a short statement here, thanks for your work David:

    1. Many thanks, David! The University of Iowa is now on the list!

  7. Hi David, the University of South Florida System issued this statement on Monday:

  8. This comes from the University of Detroit Mercy's President, Antoine Garibaldi

  9. Many thanks, Andrew! University of Detroit Mercy is now on the list.

  10. Go Overseas has a statement and a petition:

  11. Bentley University

  12. Rice University:

    1. Many thanks! URL for Rice updated. Much appreciated!

  13. From Ohio Wesleyan University:

  14. Ohio Wesleyan University:

    1. Many thanks, Nicole! Ohio Wesleyan is now on the list

    2. Many thanks, Nicole. Much appreciated!


  16. "Princeton University - Eisgruber, other university presidents ask President Trump to 'rectify or rescind' immigration order":

  17. South Dakota State University link goes to a statement from San Diego State University.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Much appreciated! I have now corrected the link to South Dakota State University.

  18. St. Lawrence University Canton NY--thanks for the resources here.

    1. Many thanks! St. Lawrence University is now on the list.

  19. President Herbst of UConn issued a more extensive statement here.

    1. Many thanks, this additional statement has been added!


  21. President Crawford of University of Puget Sound has issued two statements: and

    1. Many thanks! University of Puget Sound now added to list.

  22. A statement on Jan. 31 from the University of Utah:

    1. Many thanks! The University of Utah is now on the list.

  23. Thanks for compiling! Here are two statements from Texas Christian University -

    1. Many thanks for forwarding both TCU statements. Much appreciated! Both are now on the list with links!

  24. Hi David,

    Here's a single link to two different statements from Texas Christian University:

    Thanks for compiling all of these!

  25. University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) issued the following statement on February 09, 2017 at the opening of the UCIEP Annual Directors' Conference:

    "UCIEP stands for all students who desire English language study at universities and colleges in the United States. Since our inception, UCIEP has fostered integrity, excellence, and collaboration in international education. Therefore, we stand against Executive Order 13769 which categorically prevents educators from promoting these values."

    In your section "Higher Education Organizations and Associations [U.S. & Global]" would you please add a link to where this statement is posted?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Many thanks! I have added and linked the UCIEP statement as well as the joint statement by TESOL International Association, EnglishUSA, and UCIEP.


    This is the University of St. Thomas' statement (you may have it listed as St. Thomas University)

    1. Many thanks for the University of St. Thomas statement. Very much appreciated! The University of St. Thomas with link to statement is now on the list and the 405th school added.

      The St. Thomas University statement we have listed is correct as STU is a different university located in Miami Gardens Florida.

  27. Here's the statement from University of California, Riverside.


    1. Many thanks and much appreciated! UC Riverside with link is now on the list.

  28. Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish wrote the following statement in response to the executive order. Please add it to the list.
    It begins: "This university is named for Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island who helped enshrine freedom of religion as a bedrock principle for this nation. So, in the wake of the president’s executive order on immigration, we feel a special responsibility to declare our full support for all Roger Williams University faculty, students and staff — regardless of their religious beliefs, national origin or immigration status."

  29. Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish issued the following statement in response to the executive order. Please add Roger Williams University to the list.

  30. Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish issued the following statement in response to the executive order:

    1. Many thanks and much appreciated! Roger Williams University with link has been added to the list.

  31. Thanks for updating 3/6/17, this day when the revised version was signed by the President.

    The revised travel ban has so far received these two responses by organizations in American higher education:

    “The president’s new executive order on immigration -- albeit an improvement over the original order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries -- remains overly broad in scope and threatens to adversely impact higher education in America,” the American Association of State Colleges and Universities said in a written statement. “While we understand and respect the president’s stated goal of securing our homeland, we also believe that a categorical ban on the entry of individuals based purely on national origin will undermine the ability of our public institutions to attract the best minds to teach and study at our state colleges and universities.”
    “We are concerned that the executive order announced March 6 may be implemented in a manner that will continue to restrict travel to the United States, and negatively impact students and scientists who seek to work and collaborate with their peers in the United States,” Rush Holt, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said in a written statement. “Scientific progress depends on openness, transparency and the free flow of ideas; these principles have helped the United States attract and benefit from international scientific talent. Impacts to U.S. leadership in science, technology and innovation should be considered in development of immigration and visa policy.”

  32. Hi David,

    Here are two more -

    1) from the North American Victorian Studies Association (via a colleague in the Association) -

    "NAVSA’s Statement on Non-Discrimination in Response to U.S. Executive Actions

    The North American Victorian Studies Association strongly condemns the discriminatory actions of the Trump administration, including the executive order limiting the entry to the United States of refugees and of citizens from predominantly Muslim countries. This order is unethical in its racism and Islamophobia and anti-intellectual in its restriction of the free circulation of ideas and peoples. As scholars committed to academic freedom and social equality, we stand united with many other associations around the world in believing that such actions defy both humanitarian values and U.S. constitutional rights. As scholars of the Victorian period, in particular, we are opposed to forces that seek to return to the most regressive political and cultural elements associated with the nineteenth century. We applaud efforts to counteract the reinstitution of such practices, and we support the important work being done across various fields to address the history and current conditions of marginalized groups.​ (February 23, 2017)

    NAVSA condemns the Trump administration’s February 2017 decision to rescind federal guidelines that protected transgender students from discrimination in public schools. As teachers, we recognize the damaging impact of discrimination in education and support those working to ensure equal treatment for all students. Moreover, we stand in solidarity with those working to uphold the constitutional rights of all LGBTQ citizens, particularly in light of rapid discriminatory changes to national and state policies. (March 21, 2017)"

    And 2) an updated statement from -

    "UCIEP advocates for all students who desire to study English at universities and colleges in the United States. Since our inception, UCIEP has fostered integrity, excellence, and collaboration in international education. Therefore, we stand against Executive Order 13769, which categorically prevents educators from promoting these values.

    Furthermore, UCIEP opposes Executive Order 13780, which likewise undermines integrity, excellence, and collaboration in international education. While this travel ban is less broad, it continues to summarily suspend the issuance of new visas for students from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen. Visa applicants are judged by their country of citizenship and not by their character or intent."

    1. Many thanks for NAVSA statement and updated UCIEP statement. Both have been added to the list.