We invite you to use the resources on this site to learn more about our work, and how we can support your understanding and action for the University's commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Responding to Presidential executive order on Refugees, immigrants & visitors
The Trump administration has issued a series of executive orders regarding immigration along with guidance from the Department of Homeland Security purporting to implement those executive orders. We are reviewing those documents and continuing to follow developments closely. Students with needs related to this executive action and how it may affect them and/or their family can reach out to Johanna Leyba and Tracey Peters in the Center for Multicultural Excellence.
On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering the United States, even if they hold a second citizenship in any third country. He announced that more countries may be added to the list. The executive order also suspends US refugee arrivals for at least four months, bans Syrian refugees, and will likely prioritize Christian refugees if and when the suspension is listed. Finally, the executive order calls for new, "extreme vetting" of immigrants. What does this mean for members of the DU community? What can students, staff, and faculty do to respond to this new situation?
In addition to ongoing events, here are links to additional resources: Resources Related to Impacts of Presidential Executive Order on Immigration |Resources to Support Immigrants | Diversity Portal events & resources | School of Law resource site | Chancellor's 1/30 statement
Recognizing the need for such skills and space, the division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence has formed a new program area, focused on Inclusion and Equity Education. With on- and off-campus partners, we are developing a range of opportunities for the DU community to improve and apply dialogue skills, including:
- Informational, reflection and action community resources
- Pilot gender intergroup dialogue courses for Spring 2017; with winter quarter courses underway now
- Sustained Dialogue initiative , with initial groups underway for spring
- Check our Publications page for the latest Diversity Engagement Opportunities (DEO) compilation, Bulletin Boards in a Bag and more.
- DU has launched a new Diversity Portal, with initial gathering of campus and community resources, events and opportunities to learn and share! Visit www.du.edu/diversity