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UT president issues statement following executive order ban

UT President Sharon L. Gaber issued a statement Sunday expressing the University’s commitment to diversity following the executive order issued by President Donald Trump that temporarily bans citizens of seven countries from entering the country.

The University of Toledo welcomes people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national and international backgrounds. Diversity is a core value of the University. We believe our diversity makes us stronger, and we work hard to create an environment of inclusion.

UT President Sharon L. Gaber is in agreement with the concerns raised by the APLU (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), which recently issued a statement on the negative consequences of the recent executive order issued by President Donald Trump. We are signatory to the BRIDGE Act, which would give students temporary protection from deportation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to continue living in the United States with permission from the federal government.

The University will continue to study President Trump’s recent executive order and the impact it has on our campus. We will communicate more when we have more information.

The Center for International Studies and Programs is available to assist faculty, staff and students as more information becomes available. Contact the center at 419.530.5268 or CISP@utoledo.edu.