Response to Executive Order

Additional resources have been added as of March 13.  Please see click here for the latest compilation.

Statement by Dr. Karen A. Stout, President and CEO, Achieving the Dream


As many colleges in our Achieving the Dream network work with thousands of their students, faculty, and staff who have been affected by the President’s Executive Order to deny entrance to America from specific countries, we state our commitment to those institutions and individuals to uphold our principle of providing access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment. We believe strongly that an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce.

We have put together an EO Resource Page on our ATD website that includes tools and information that our college presidents and their leadership teams can use as they develop ways for responding in their local communities. They will need our help and the help of others to provide support and guidance as they help members of their communities who are affected.  Click here to read more and view the EO Resource Page.

In addition to assisting colleges and their communities, we urge members of the U.S. Congress to stand up for the principles that have made our country the envy of the world for higher education and rescind this Executive Order.

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