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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services

Learning Without Borders

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) supports internationalization at the University of Denver by serving as a resource to students, faculty, and staff in meeting the needs of the international community on campus.

Our Mission

The mission of ISSS is to assist international students and scholars to succeed academically, personally, and professionally during their time at DU, and to provide advice and support to help them remain in legal immigration status.

Note to students (January 30, 2017)

Due of the issuance of President Trump's Executive Order regarding travel and refugees, which International Student & Scholar Services learned about late in the day on January 27, 2017, we are advising student and scholar nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen not to travel outside the US for 90 days until we can be clear about what inspection processes Customs & Border Patrol are following.

The situation is changing rapidly and we will inform as we learn new information. At this time we know of no DU students, faculty or staff who went through the secondary process over the weekend whether at DIA or elsewhere. If you have other information, please contact ISSS.

Please note that all benefits processing for students and scholars by USCIS including pending OPTs, extensions, change of status has not changed at this time.

Please know that we are available to meet with you to hear about any concerns you may have. I House is a safe space where respectful dialogue is encouraged. If you should be feeling anxious or unsafe we are here to listen, to support you and to provide you with additional resources both on and off-campus.

International Student & Scholar Services values all DU students and we are available for daily advising and appointments. Our availability is posted on our website:

The official travel advisory from the University of Denver

We will keep you updated as information becomes available and can be verified. Please check our website as well for these postings.

Response event on Campus

Tuesday, January 31st, 12pm – 1:30pm, Driscoll Ballroom in Driscoll Student Center North
Several university departments including International Student & Scholar Services are hosting a response event to this executive order. Faculty and staff will offer brief comments to provide information, explain resources, and frame the discussion, and the floor will be opened for discussion.

Useful Websites

For up to date information the following links are helpful and reliable sources:

American Immigration Lawyers Association website

American Civil Liberties Union website

Chronicle of Higher Education

NAFSA: Assocation of International Educators

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Q&A on the Executive Order

Additional Campus Resources

A full list of events and resources can be found on the University of Denver's Diversity & Inclusion website

Health & Counseling Center provides many medical and mental health services. (phone: 303-871-2205; Ritchie Center, 2240 E. Buchtel Blvd., Suite 3N)

Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and support for all University of Denver employees.

Ombuds Office is a confidential and informal resource for any campus community member who may be experiencing difficulties navigating their time at the University. (Jenna Brown, Ombuds; phone: 303-871-4712)

Chaplain Gary Brower works with all members of the DU community on issues ranging from interfaith dialogue to spiritual care and counseling. (phone: 303-871-4488; Driscoll Student Center, South, 2050 E. Evans Ave.)

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