Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017- 59
Whereas recent executive orders suspended entry into the United States of individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen;
Whereas there are current and prospective students and faculty members from these six countries who are currently enrolled or seeking to study or work at Arizona State University;
Whereas recent events and federal executive orders have resulted in feelings of insecurity and uncertainty among many ASU faculty, academic professionals, staff, and students who are not United State citizens;
Whereas recent executive orders are contrary to the values expressed in the ASU charter, which states: “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social and cultural and overall health of the communities it serves” and;
Whereas the faculty and academic professionals of Arizona State University support previous public statements made by ASU administration regarding these events and orders;
Be it resolved that the faculty and academic professionals of ASU oppose any policy that unfairly limits the ability of students or employees to travel freely to and from Arizona State University; limits the ability of students to pursue their academic interests and graduation requirements; or prohibits faculty members from exercising their academic freedom, no matter their country of origin or religion.