OHIO actions related to the executive orders
Office of the President
- Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis sent a letter In Support Of Our Fellow Bobcats to the Ohio University community on June 27, 2018 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the federal government's "travel ban" proclamation. The letter was signed by President Nellis, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban, Vice President of Student Affairs Jason Pina and Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds.
- Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis joined presidents and chancellors of nearly 800 colleges and universities across the nation as a co-signer on a letter directed to Congressional leaders, urging them to take legislative action to protect immigrants after President Donald Trump announced a repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in September. Ohio University announced this on Oct. 23, 2017 in this Compass article.
- Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis sent this message to the Ohio University community on Sept. 5, 2017, in response to news regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- The Office of the President has a webpage dedicated to the efforts to internationalize the OHIO campus and to support international students and faculty.
- Interim President David Descutner signed on to a letter from the American Council on Education to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly expressing concerns with President Trump’s original Jan. 27, 2017, immigration executive order. More than 600 colleges and universities signed on the letter.
- On Feb. 3, 2017, President McDavis sent letters to Ohio's congressional delegation asking them to review President Trump's executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” signed on Jan. 27, 2017.
- On Feb. 1, 2017, President McDavis signed a letter on behalf of Ohio University through the American Council on Education (ACE) regarding the recent executive order on immigration. The letter, which expresses U.S. higher education’s principles concerning international students, researchers, faculty and staff, is addressed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly.
- On Jan. 29, 2017, President McDavis sent out an email to the university community to inform all of the Executive Order and reiterate that OHIO is committed to promoting an atmosphere where the safety of our international students is a top priority and understanding and acceptance of cultural and ethnic differences are guaranteed.
- On Dec. 8, 2016, President McDavis signed on with more than 600 colleagues to Pomona College's Statement in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and our Undocumented Immigrant Students.
- On Dec. 5, 2016, President McDavis sent letters to Ohio's congressional delegation asking them to support the DACA program.
International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS)
- On Dec. 6, 2017, ISFS sent out an email to students who may be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent ruling on the travel regulations and restrictions for specific countries.
- On Oct. 10, ISFS sent out an email to Ohio University students from Turkey about the governments of Turkey and the United States mutually suspending non-immigrant visa services.
- On March 12, ISFS sent out an email update to international students and scholars about the informational event planned for March 15.
- On March 6, ISFS sent out an email update to international students and scholars about the new executive order that was issued on March 6 in relation to the travel ban.
- On March 1, ISFS sent out an email to international students and scholars providing information on the March 2 presentation on "Navigating the Current Immigration Environment."
- On Feb. 24, ISFS sent out this email update to all international students and scholars.
- On Feb. 20, ISFS sent out an email to all international students and scholars to provide an update and to warn them about a reported phone scam.
- On Feb. 15, ISFS sent out an email update to all international students and scholars in all visa statuses.
- On Feb. 5, ISFS sent out an email to all international students in all visa statuses providing an update on the Executive Order.
- On Feb. 1, ISFS sent an email to all affected students whose F-1 or J-1 program was scheduled to end in the next year.
- On Jan. 27, ISFS sent an email to all students from the seven countries named in the executive order. This email was sent before the executive order was published.
- On Sept. 5, Student Sentate issued a statement opposing the federal government's announced changes to the DACA program. The statement also offered support for DACA students at Ohio University.
- On Feb. 21, Graduate Student senate passed a resolution "asking the University to reaffirm its existing values by taking immediate action to support all of its students regardless of immigration status." This Post article provides additional information.
- On Feb. 6, Faculty Senate passed a resolution opposing President Trump's executive order on immigration, "Sense of the Senate Resolution in Response to the President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration."
- On Feb. 1, Student Senate passed a bill denouncing the Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States."
- Graduate Student Senate has also posted a statement of support for OHIO's international community.