As a public institution bound by federal and state laws, Indiana University is able to, and will, take several steps to support all students, regardless of immigration status:
- We respect the privacy of all students equally, in their studies, work, and personal lives, and therefore will only inquire into, record, use, or communicate a person’s immigration status when required by law or when necessary to protect a person’s safety; in particular, we protect the privacy of all student records as required by the Federal Educational Records Protection Act (FERPA).
- We provide counseling and support to students on immigration-related concerns through the Office of International Services. The office can also provide referrals to attorneys on immigration-related legal issues, including attorneys who work for reduced or no fee. Please contact Rendy Schrader in that office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 855-6345.
- We will counsel students about and connect students to available resources for educational and living expenses for which they are legally eligible through the Office of Scholarships. Please contact Director Ron McFall at email@example.com or (812) 855-5779.
- We vigorously investigate and prosecute anyone who threatens, intimidates, or harasses any member of our community, and make special efforts to protect those who are targeted or at risk for physical harm, threats or intimidation. You may report a concern electronically or directly to Associate Dean of Students Carol McCord at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (812) 855-8188. Of course, call 911 if you face an immediate threat.
In addition, IU President Michael McRobbie signed a letter in conjunction with many other university presidents and chancellors stating our support of continuing and expanding the DACA program.