Penn State statement on Supreme Court decision upholding Trump travel ban

The University expressed its disappointment with a Supreme Court decision to uphold travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration for travelers from certain countries to the United States. Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

Penn State shares the deep disappointment expressed by the presidents of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) in the Supreme Court decision, which upheld the Trump administration’s travel restrictions of people from certain countries to enter the U.S. 

Penn State welcomes international students and scholars, and supports all members of our academic community, regardless of country of origin.

“Penn State’s international students and scholars have enriched our community on many levels, and they continue to make a positive impact on our research, teaching, service and economic development efforts,” said Penn State President Eric Barron. “Our nation would not be a global leader without the contributions of our international community members, who choose to come to the United States to study and work. We hope to continue attracting the best and brightest students, scientists and scholars from around the world.”

Penn State remains committed to working with the federal government to support the safety and security of our nation. 

Michael Adewumi, vice provost for Global Programs, said that any faculty, staff or students who have concerns regarding individual situations or travel plans abroad, should contact the Office of Global Programs at 814-865-7681 or an adviser to discuss the situation.


Last Updated June 27, 2018