Statement regarding presidential executive order temporarily banning citizens from seven countries from entering the U.S.

At 5 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017), Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader issued the following statement regarding the recent presidential executive order to temporarily ban immigrants and refugees from seven countries from entering the United States:

Dear Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff members:

Due to a new presidential executive order that impacts the rules governing visas and entry to the United States, I’m writing to express my support for our entire campus community, and especially our international students and scholars, and to reaffirm your university’s commitment to student success. Missouri S&T’s leadership team is closely monitoring this situation and will provide further information and updates as they become available to us.

Please know that our university has many resources available to assist you during this time of uncertainty. Anyone who wishes to seek counseling services may contact the office of counseling, disability support and student wellness at 204 Norwood Hall on campus, by calling 573-341-4211 or by emailing counsel@mst.edu. Additional counseling and support information is also available at counsel.mst.edu. In addition, you may contact Krista Morris-Lehman by calling 573-341-4211 or by emailing morrislehmank@mst.edu. Your academic advisors as well as professors, staff or colleagues in your department or college are also available to assist.

International students or scholars in need of assistance may contact the office of international and cultural affairs at 103 Norwood Hall on campus, by calling 573-341-4208 or by emailing ia@mst.edu. Additional information is also available online at international.mst.edu.

As always, our university police department is available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact campus police, call 573-341-4300, email police@mst.edu or visit police.mst.edu on the web.

For well over 100 years, Missouri S&T has welcomed and supported students and scholars from a diverse array of backgrounds and cultures. Inclusion is one of our six shared values as a campus, and we believe that fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment enriches and strengthens our campus community. It has in the past, it does so today and it shall do so in the future.

Warmest regards,

Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D.

Chancellor

 

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