Information on Federal Immigration Policy Changes

Information on Changes in Federal Policies for SUNY Students, Faculty and Staff

SUNY Board of Trustees Resolution - Affirmation of Support for Undocumented Students thumbnail
SUNY Affirmation of Support for Undocumented Student

Resolved that SUNY hereby affirms its support for the following principles:

  • The University will continue its long-standing practice of prohibiting discriminatory actions on the basis of protected class, including national origin.
  • SUNY does not and will not consider national origin or immigration status as a factor in admissions.
  • The University will continue its long-standing practice of developing diverse and inclusive campus populations and will continue inclusivity and diversity training for faculty and staff.

> Plus much more.

The State University of New York enrolls approximately 22,140 international students and is continuing to monitor changes in federal policy that may affect our students, faculty, and staff both abroad and at home on our 64 college and university campuses.

As always, our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion are unwavering. Our founding principles and support for undocumented students, restated by the SUNY Board of Trustees at its January meeting (see full resolution), continue to guide our actions.

SUNY will continue to work with Governor Cuomo and New York's congressional delegation to assure access and fair treatment for all of our community members. We urge individuals with immediate concerns to contact their campus Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

The NY Department of State hotline for detainee families is 1-888-769-7243.


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