Auburn University President Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

A letter from Auburn University President, Jay Gogue

An international campus, Auburn University “…welcomes students and scholars from around the world. Each year over 900 students and 300 scholars from over 80 nations participate in the Auburn experience. Through the support of ISSS, international students and scholars and their academic units of choice on the Auburn campus receive the needed immigration support documentation required for entry into the US and the assistance needed to maintain the appropriate status under the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of State rules and regulations.” Read More.

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, Auburn University President, Jay Gogue, released this statement to the Auburn Family today:

Dear Auburn Family,

President Trump on Friday issued an Executive Order regarding immigration that impacts our campus community. We are closely monitoring the situation and will promptly provide updated information as it becomes available and respond to your questions

We recommend that students, faculty, staff or dependents who might be affected refrain from travel outside of the United States until further notice as you may be denied reentry into the country. We also encourage international students, faculty and staff with questions about immigration or H-1B/green cards to contact the Office of International Programs at (334) 844-5001.

The Association of Public & Land Grant Universities, of which Auburn is a member, is an advocacy group in Washington, DC. Please click here for its statement issued over the weekend.

Auburn is an international university. Students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds strengthen our campus, and we remain committed to fostering an environment that upholds our values of inclusion and diversity.

Jay Gogue,


This comes during a time when several American colleges and universities have responded to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order, including the “Big Blue,” Michigan State.

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