Dear Campus Community:

Given the recent executive order, the University of Memphis is exploring the impact on our faculty, staff and students. We are working directly with those involved and are also coordinating with a number of national groups and agencies to better understand both its results and response options. We encourage anyone affected to contact the Center for International Education Services at 901-678-2055, Office of the Dean of Students at 901-678-2187, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School at 901-678-4212 or the Office of the Provost at 901-678-2119 for assistance.

Just a few days ago, I distributed a message affirming our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion "for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity." Let me reaffirm that commitment in the strongest manner possible. We are here to assist. If you have questions or concerns about the executive order, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Warm Regards,

M. David Rudd
President | Distinguished University Professor