Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Vicky Carwein issued the following statement Monday afternoon in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration:
IPFW fully endorses the statements released by Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending entrance to the United States of immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries.
IPFW’s statement on diversity, and our commitment to it, has never been stronger or more important. The statement reads: “Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is committed to creating an environment that enhances learning by recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals at the university. Diversity stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life. The term diversity encompasses differences of culture, background and experience among individuals and groups. Such differences include, but are not necessarily limited to, differences of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, and disabilities, as well as political and religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.”
The Office of International Education began planning outreach initiatives for all international students, faculty and staff prior to the order becoming official in order to address any concerns they may have. You are encouraged to reach out to the office if you have questions or concerns. The Office of International Education is located in Walb Student Union, room 145, and can be reached by phone at 260-481-6034 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicky L. Carwein