From Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, the President of Tarleton State University,
STEPHENVILLE (January 30, 2017) – Tarleton benefits from the safety and security provided by our nation. We also pride ourselves on our friendly, supportive, and diverse campus community, which includes students, faculty, and staff from around the world. The White House executive order recently issued a temporary ban on citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. At this time, the potential impact on our community members remains unclear.
For those in our community with ties to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan, please proceed cautiously when planning any international travel until further notice. And please know that, as always, we are here to support you as best we can. We will continue working with the Texas A&M University System and other state leaders to monitor ongoing developments as this situation unfolds.
The Texas A&M System Office of General Counsel has reviewed the recent executive order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” While the Office of General Counsel may not provide legal advice to individual students, faculty and staff members, they have forwarded information regarding resources available to our employees and students who may be impacted by the executive order.
We are passing on several links that may be helpful. The first two identify immigration advocacy services that may assist affected individual students, faculty and staff members. The second two links are to Department of Homeland Security and State Department pages with information regarding the executive order.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of International Programs or the Office of Diversity and Inclusion if you are a student. If you are an employee, please contact Employee Services.