Message to the Radford University Family on the Recent Presidential Executive Order

Jan. 30, 2017

Dear Radford Family:

I would like to address the recent presidential executive order banning travel for 90 days from seven countries, specifically Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, to the United States. At this time, Radford University does not have any students who are directly impacted. However, we, as a campus community, are mindful of the effect this action may have on our students, faculty and staff, including those who are dual citizens and green-card holders. Please know that Radford University's International Education Center is closely monitoring this developing situation in order to assist members of our campus community. If you would like to speak with a University official regarding this matter, please contact the International Education Center at 540-831-6200 or visit Cook Hall 108.

As a campus community and a Radford family, we value the global perspectives and enriching experiences our international students bring to our great University and their many contributions to our scholarly work, thereby leading to new and profound experiences for all Highlanders. As I have stated on numerous occasions, the Radford family is guided and united by the principles of civility, unity, and respect. These principles are at the heart of what Radford University is and aspires to be. It is our diversity that makes us better scholars and ultimately more conscious world citizens.

To that end, Radford University is fully committed to serving each member of our campus community and will continue to seek guidance from the Virginia Attorney General's Office and respond appropriately with any individuals who are directly impacted.

With Highlander Pride,
Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.