In recent weeks, many around campus, and in the broader community, have expressed concerns about the future of undocumented or international students, staff, and faculty and their families.¬† This includes those students who presently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a diverse place, with students, faculty and staff from many different countries and many different backgrounds. This diversity enhances our research, teaching and outreach mission and makes our university a special place. We believe that this is a source of strength, creativity and innovation for our community.
Both our international students and our immigrant students ‚Äď whether DACA students or not ‚Äďare important to our campus. We value their presence.
We pledge to do all that we can to assure that every UW-Madison student has the opportunity to earn a college education and make a full contribution to society after graduation.
Because of questions that have been raised, we want to provide information about our policies at UW-Madison that may affect our immigrant or international student population.
We will work jointly with our governance groups to establish an advisory group of faculty, staff, and students to be consulted about policy concerns related to immigration status as well as international student status. ¬†This group should work closely with the Dean of International Studies (on issues relating to international students), as well as with the Dean of Students.¬† The Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs or his designee will also meet with this advisory group.