This obligation is achieved through employing instructors and professors who have had the opportunity to learn from professionals and educators at global institutions. Our obligation is achieved by learning both in and outside the classroom from students with a broad range of life experiences. These experiences are priceless and essential to our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.
To uphold those values, we must protect the rights, opportunities and safety of all of the members of the Mizzou family. We are working to understand the implications of the recent executive orders and judicial stays as they impact us.
We will continue to support our university community, and changes to international policy will not affect our university policies on nondiscrimination, privacy and safety:
- The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of national origin. Here is our full Statement of Nondiscrimination.
- In compliance with state and federal laws, the University of Missouri protects the privacy of our students. We do not provide information on immigration status except when required by law.
- In compliance with federal law, the enforcement of immigration law rests with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. The University of Missouri Police Department does not partner with other law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law except when required to do so by law. MUPD does not ask about or record immigration status when performing their duties.
- Both the Counseling Center and Behavioral Health through the Student Health Center offer confidential counseling services.
- The Office of the UM System President, Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, MU Faculty Council, The International Center, Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Professional Council among others have already offered support.