Free Speech & Advocacy

CSU Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order

Announced on: Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

​​The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community. ​

We are deeply troubled by President Trump's recent executive order that stands in stark contrast to the fundamental tenets of the California State University. We believe in the free exchange of ideas globally, central to which is our ability to welcome and interact with those from around the world.  ​

When something threatens our ability to think beyond our borders and learn from the world as a whole, we will oppose it. When something impacts anyone in our CSU community – especially the most vulnerable – it impacts us all.  ​

Therefore, we oppose the divisiveness of the recent executive order, and we stand with state and national officials in requesting that the President reconsider this policy.

Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University​

​David Lopez
President, California State Student Association

Christine Miller
Chair, Academic Senate of the California State University

Jeffrey D. Armstrong
President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Erika D. Beck
President, CSU Channel Islands

Joseph I. Castro
President, Fresno State University

Soraya M. Coley
President, Cal Poly Pomona

Jane Close Conoley
President, CSU Long Beach

William A. Covino
President, Cal State Los Angeles

Thomas A. Cropper
President, CSU Maritime Academy

Mildred García
President, CSU Fullerton

Willie J. Hagan
President, CSU Dominguez Hills

Dianne F. Harrison
President, CSU Northridge

Karen S. Haynes
President, CSU San Marcos

Elliot Hirshman
President, San Diego State University 

Gayle E. Hutchinson
President, CSU Chico

Ellen N. Junn
President, CSU Stanislaus

Horace Mitchell
President, CSU Bakersfield

Tomás D. Morales
President, CSU San Bernardino

Leroy M. Morishita
President, CSU East Bay

Robert S. Nelsen
President, Sacramento State University

Eduardo M. Ochoa
President, CSU Monterey Bay​

Mary A. Papazian
President, San José State University

Lisa A. Rossbacher
President, Humboldt State University

Judy K. Sakaki
President, Sonoma State University

Leslie E. Wong
President, San Francisco State University

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