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President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

President Trump recently signed an executive order that suspends entry visas for citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and Yemen for 90 days. Although the order is undergoing scrutiny in court and is stalled at this moment, this action is a serious concern to our university, including our graduate and postdoc community. The Graduate College is working with campus leadership to support and protect our international graduate students and postdocs.

Undocumented and DACA students

As Chancellor Jones so clearly stated in his remarks at our recent Celebration of Diversity, there is no room on our campus for racism, bigotry, intimidation, or violence. Respect for a diversity of perspectives is fundamental to our core values as an institution. 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.

How can the Graduate College help?

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Have a registration or enrollment question?
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Have a records or degree certification question?
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Have a fellowship or assistantship question?
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Have a thesis depost question?
See our Thesis FAQ.

Need further assistance?
See a listing of our units or contact us at

Need help with a sensitive issue?

Contact the Graduate College Ombudsperson at or (217) 333-6715.

Campus Resources to Address Incidences of Bias and Discrimination

The university has campus policies in place to ensure the physical safety of everyone in the community. The university works with campus and local public safety officials to ensure people may gather safely and express their views. There are campus resources to address incidences of bias and discrimination.

Additional Campus Resources

Counseling Center - (217) 333-3704

McKinley Health Center - (217) 333-2705

Women's Resource Center - (217) 333-3137

WE CARE - Sexual Misconduct Support, Response, and Prevention

Student Assistance Center - or (217) 333-0050

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access -


For Emergencies

If you are experiencing a health or safety emergency for which you need immediate medical or police attention, call 911.

For mental health emergencies call the 24-hour Crisis Line at (217) 359-4141.

University Police TTY/TDD number: 244-7209

University Police non-emergency number: 333-8911

Division of Public Safety: 333-1216


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