Truman State University embraces diversity and fosters inclusivity with the goal of making our campus an inviting and welcoming community for everyone. One of the goals of the University’s Strategic Plan includes enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion to promote access and excellence in all aspects of the Truman experience.
January 30, 2017
Truman State University is dedicated to being a community that values one another, celebrates our differences and creates a welcoming environment for all who enter our campus. In the wake of the recent executive order banning entry to the United States for citizens of seven specific countries, we affirm our unwavering support for ALL members of our university community, especially our international students and faculty.
Truman has welcomed international students to our campus since 1937. We continue to extend that welcome to the 440 currently enrolled students from 50 different countries as well as to those who will follow. Twenty international faculty members contribute significantly to the excellence that is Truman. Our international students and faculty add an invaluable and rich dimension of diversity to Truman’s liberal arts and sciences mission and culture, and we will support them in every way possible.
We will continue to monitor events that affect the international members of our community and share information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please know that this change to immigration policy does not affect Truman’s current policies on nondiscrimination, privacy, and safety.
The Center for International Students (CIS) has implemented an open door policy for individuals with concerns on this issue. The CIS is located on the second floor of Grim Hall, or they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.785.4215. Students can find additional support at the University Counseling Center, the Student Health Center and the Institutional Compliance Office, and faculty can find additional support at Human Resources and the Institutional Compliance Office.