University Statements

An open letter on undocumented students

June 7, 2017
In an open letter in the Stanford Daily, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell reaffirm and discuss further the resources and commitments Stanford offers to undocumented students.

Update on Stanford’s support for immigrant community members

May 10, 2017
As the challenges facing immigrant communities continue to be a focus of discussion both nationally and here on campus, we want to provide a brief update on Stanford’s efforts to support all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.

Stanford joins amicus brief opposing revised travel ban

April 4, 2017
A group of 31 American universities, including Stanford, has filed a court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit outlining the harm to the academic community from the March 6 executive order.

March 16 letter from college and university presidents about “Dreamers”

March 16, 2017
More than 560 colleges and universities sent a letter to the president in support of the “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Stanford continues working to provide information, support to international and immigrant communities

March 6, 2017
As the federal administration pursues new directives on immigration enforcement and international travel, the university continues a range of efforts to inform and support the Stanford community.

President’s comments at Faculty Senate meeting of Feb. 9, 2017

February 22, 2017
Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne made the following comments at the Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Feb. 16 amicus brief filed by Association of American Universities

February 16, 2017
Brief by Research University Association Describes Harm to Universities, Students, and Faculty, as well as to U.S. Higher Education and Innovation.

Stanford joins amicus brief opposing travel ban

February 13, 2017
A group of 17 American universities, including Stanford, has filed a court brief outlining the harm to the academic community from the Jan. 27 executive order.

Feb. 17 letter to students from Persis Drell

February 7, 2017
Provost Persis Drell sent the following letter to students on Feb. 17, 2017.