A Message from UW President, Ana Mari Cauce
We stand with our international students and scholars
By: Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington
NOTE: The information below was accurate at the time of posting (June 27, 2018). For the most up-to-date information about this issue, please visit the Office of Global Affairs site.
Today’s Supreme Court decision does not in any way diminish our pledge to our community, here in Washington and across the globe, to remain a welcoming, inclusive and supportive place for people of every faith and nationality. We will continue to do all we can to support the members of our community. We are still working to understand the implications of this ruling for our community members from the affected countries. The Office of Global Affairs at UW Seattle will continue to provide updates and you should consult International Student and Scholar Services and Academic HR for individual guidance.
The values of cultural exchange and engagement are fundamental to our University. They are also essential to sustaining our nation’s innovative and economic competitiveness as we vie for the world’s most talented and creative minds. This ruling must not be the last word.
Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in his concurring opinion that it is now up to the other branches of government to step forward to ensure “that our Government remains committed always to the liberties the Constitution seeks to preserve and protect, so that freedom extends outward, and lasts.” The UW stands ready to work with Congress on legislation that will restore the openness we believe in and that is vital to our educational mission.
Important Message from the UW Tacoma Office of Global Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services
We are closely monitoring information about the U.S. Presidential Executive Orders and the impact they may have on our international student and scholar community. Please visit this page for statements, more detailed updates, and new information.
Many students receive scam calls or emails. You may be next! Scam artists often pretend to be government employees such as Police, FBI, IRS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They often threaten students to take an immediate action such as making a payment. U.S. government employees will NEVER call you nor email you and NEVER ask you to make payments. Please report any suspicious communication to ISSS!