To: Members of the University Community
From: Provost Daniel Diermeier
Subject: Message to the University Community
Date: Friday, November 18
Our University is committed to excellence based on the strength of each individual’s ideas, regardless of status, identity or perspective. Our diverse campus is enriched by our students, staff and scholars who have come from other nations, including those with undocumented immigration status or who qualify for relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The University will continue working to ensure the success and well-being of our international and undocumented students. All of our students are entitled to the same rights and privileges around confidentiality of records and access to campus services and resources, regardless of citizenship. All students who apply to the University, regardless of citizenship and including undocumented students, are considered for admission and the financial aid for which they qualify. The University uses private funds to meet the full demonstrated financial aid needs of undocumented students in the College. We are committed to raising more private funds for financial aid to assist international and undocumented students in the College and throughout the University.
We firmly believe that every member of our community is entitled to participate in scholarly, professional and personal pursuits at the University. We recognize that individuals who are not United States citizens face distinctive challenges, and the University is committed to supporting them in numerous ways. This includes help with visa status and other issues that individuals must overcome to be members of our University community.
The national conversation around these issues has caused many in our community a great deal of concern. We take these concerns seriously and will be closely monitoring any proposed changes at the local, state and national level.
Information for undocumented/DACA students including an FAQ and links to campus and community resources is available at: http://inclusion.uchicago.edu/studentsupport/undocumented
For the latest information on immigration-related topics, international students, staff and scholars are invited to visit: https://internationalaffairs.uchicago.edu/