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University to Host Open House Focused on Immigration Matters
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Last week, in a message to the campus community, Chancellor Kent Syverud described a number of resources available to those who may be impacted by recent immigration-related executive orders issued by the President of the United States.
Since that time, staff from the University’s Office of General Counsel and the Slutzker Center for International Services have been providing personal support and advice to students, faculty and staff potentially affected by the executive orders.
To build on these efforts, the University will host two Campus Open Houses regarding these issues on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 4 to 6 p.m. Both open houses will be held in the Slutzker Center at 310 Walnut Place, Syracuse.
Attorneys from the University’s Office of the General Counsel and staff from the Slutzker Center will be on hand to engage in one-on-one conversations with any students, faculty or staff who are concerned about how the executive orders might affect them, in particular their studies, research or travel.
As the Chancellor said, we must show our support to the members of our community caught up in changing immigration laws. The open houses will provide an additional opportunity to offer face-to-face support to campus community members.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
M. Dolan Evanovich
Senior Vice President, Enrollment and the Student Experience
Senior Vice President and General Counsel