Published: June 26, 2018

CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano expressed concern about the impacts of Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration’s travel ban issued in September.

Philip DiStefano

Chancellor Philip DiStefano

As stated today by the Association of American Universities (AAU), ‘It is critical to American economic competitiveness that the U.S. remain open to the world’s best students, scientists and scholars.’

As a member of the AAU board, I will work closely with my colleagues as they work with our federal partners to ensure global talent continues to attend and work at our universities.

Students and scholars from around the world have been drawn to American universities for decades. They have contributed to the American economy and our competitiveness around the world. 

Here at CU Boulder, we will continue to recruit, welcome and provide support for all students, researchers, visiting scholars, faculty and employees. Our welcoming and collaborative spirit extends beyond our campus to the Boulder community, which also supports international visitors. For those members of our university community who come from other countries, International Student and Scholar Services on our campus is here to support you.

The university’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office has been directly communicating with and providing guidance to affected CU Boulder students and scholars from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.”

Affected students and scholars can continue to find updates and resources on ISSS’ news and alerts webpage. The university also offers counseling for affected students, as well as faculty and staff.