USD Statement on Immigration Executive Order

The University of South Dakota's statement on the immigration executive order from President James W. Abbott.

President Trump recently issued an executive order restricting entry into the United States from seven countries. This action has the potential to directly affect members of our USD community. We continue to monitor the developments of this action and how to best advise students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions about your status or travel plans, please contact the International Office (isso@usd.edu).

The University of South Dakota continues to welcome students, faculty, and staff from all over the world, representing many nationalities, races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and other backgrounds. As an institution committed to Inclusive Excellence, we highly value what each of us brings to our campus community. Any action that diminishes diversity is disheartening and does not reflect our values. We stand in support of the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness.