AJCU Press Release | Statements by U.S. Jesuit universities on executive order
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, AJCU, issued a press release on January 30th with segments of official statements from all Jesuit colleges and Universities in the U.S. regarding President Trump's executive order on travel restrictions from 7 specific countries and the ban on refugees. You can click on the school names to read the full statements from each school.
Read what your aluma mater is saying about the order here.
"As a Jesuit Catholic institution, Seattle University is deeply committed to the dignity and equality of every individual, to the common good and to developing leaders for a just and humane world. We are a welcoming and inclusive community that is steadfast in our commitment to provide a safe learning environment and support every student in our campus community—regardless of background, religion, beliefs, identity, country of origin or immigration status. We find enrichment and strength in our diversity. The university strongly opposes the discriminatory and misguided executive order issued by the Trump administration on non-U.S. citizens from select countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). We stand in full solidarity with our international students as well as faculty and staff who may be affected." - from the official statement of Seattle University
AJCU had previously shared a joint statement from all presidents of the Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. regarding undocumented students.
Read the joint statement here.
"... Experience has shown us that our communities are immeasurably enriched by the presence, intelligence, and committed contributions of undocumented students, as well as of faculty and staff of every color and from every faith tradition.
Therefore, we will continue working:
• To protect to the fullest extent of the law undocumented students on our campuses;
• To promote retention of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA);
• To support and stand with our students, faculty and staff regardless of their faith traditions;
• To preserve the religious freedoms on which our nation was founded."
- from the joint statement signed by all presidents of the U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities