Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Earlier today you received a Massmail signed by President Killeen, Executive Vice President Wilson and the chancellors of our three universities about the United States Department of Justice announcement ending the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the coming months. We are carefully reviewing the implications of this action for our students. We remain committed to the principles set out in the campus statement in support of DACA and students sent on December 13, 2016.

  • Commitment to Remaining an Inclusive and Supportive Campus

    At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, our preeminence in research, teaching and public engagement has long depended on keeping our doors wide open to the most talented students, faculty and staff from all over the United States and abroad. We recruit and support the very best regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

    We will be proactive in supporting all of our students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars, whether domestic or international. We will advocate for the continued access of undocumented and DACA students to full educational opportunities. We will build a campus culture of inclusion to ensure all members of our community may pursue their educational and professional goals not only free from acts of discrimination and intolerance, but in the full knowledge they are welcomed and embraced. As always, we will protect student and employee confidential information to the fullest extent allowed by law. While we will comply with all federal, state and local laws, we will also champion laws and regulations that recognize how critical immigrant students and scholars are to the excellence of our great research university and the continued world-leading achievement of the United States in science, engineering, humanities, social science and the arts.

    As a leading land grant university, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign remains steadfast in its mission to educate, research and engage, and thereby change the world for the better. Our success rests firmly on the principle of inviting the best and brightest into our community and supporting their capacity to thrive, and we will vigorously advocate for actions, laws and policies that protect and advance that principle.

Thank you to all of the members of our community for your efforts to help us create an inclusive and supportive university. Information about campus policies and resources related to DACA can be found at


Robert J. Jones

John Wilkin
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Danita Brown Young
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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