IU Leadership Immigration StatementsThe IUPUI Office of International Affairs celebrates and affirms public statements by our university leadership in response to recent U.S. immigration executive orders. With 144 countries represented in the IUPUI student body, we continue to welcome students from every country and will not waver in our commitment to engaging the world in education and partnership.
Indiana University embraces openness to the world and joins the great global universities of the world in seeking to attract the best students, scholars and researchers from every country.
Any action that impacts, even temporarily, the ability of our students and scholars, to freely travel to academic conferences, engage in research outside the United States, or return to their home countries without fear of being denied readmission to the United States has a harmful impact on our ability to fulfill our educational and research mission.Indiana University Board of Trustees resolution, February 3, 2017 (excerpt)
At IUPUI and at colleges and universities around the world, education and research are immeasurably enriched by the presence and contributions of a wide variety of perspectives and voices, including international students, scholars, and faculty. We welcome and support them without regard to their immigration status and are committed to fostering an environment where they can succeed. We will continue and intensify the university’s longstanding advocacy for expanded access to higher education for all IUPUI students living in the United States and around the world.
Our overarching goal at IUPUI is student success. In our curricula and programming, in our services and support, in our words and actions, everything we do aims toward preparing IUPUI students to be active and engaged citizens who are ready to contribute their knowledge, energy, and passion to
The Office of International Affairs and IUPUI is unequivocally committed to the values of global engagement and inclusivity. With this in mind, we are disappointed by the new 2020 immigrant visa restrictions recently added to other “travel bans” already in place. Any action that impacts, even temporarily, the ability of our students and scholars to freely travel to academic conferences, engage in research outside the United States, find employment in areas of national interest, or return to their home countries without fear of being denied readmission to the United States has a harmful impact on our ability to fulfill our educational and research mission.
At times like this, we need to work together. We respect the power of international dialogue, interaction, and travel to transform lives and reduce barriers among people. We are proud to advance internationalization at IUPUI, an unapologetically global and inclusive campus that is committed to making the world a better place.Hilary E. Kahn, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, IUPUI; Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University; February 7, 2020 statement (excerpt)