Standing With Our International Students

July 14, 2020

Dear Honors College Community,

The University of Arizona Honors College strongly supports our international students in opposition to the recently-announced US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy requiring visa holders taking only online classes to leave the United States. Such a policy will cause significant harm by subverting the best interests of Honors College students.

International students and scholars have been an integral part of the Honors College since its inception. They are cherished members of our community who are vital to the College’s long-standing commitment to supporting and sustaining a diverse and multicultural environment for all. We applaud the University of Arizona’s commitment to, “provide safe on-campus, in person courses for international students…so that you may remain in country.”

To our international students, we understand the uncertainty and stress caused by this unnecessary and capricious policy change. We value each of you as individuals and we value your many contributions to our community. We pledge to assist you in meeting requirements to stay in the United States. 

Dr. Terry Hunt, Dean
Dr. John Pollard, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Curricular Innovation
Dr. Karna Walter, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement
Dr. Cheree Meeks, Assistant Dean for Programs, Diversity & Inclusion