Memo to Deans Regarding President's Executive Order

Published January 31, 2017


Yesterday, President Tripathi wrote to the university community regarding President Trump’s executive order of January 27, 2017 that temporarily suspends entry to the US by citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. In it, President Tripathi reaffirms UB’s strong commitment to our international students, faculty and staff and updates the campus on the impact of the executive order on the university.

UB's Office of International Education is leading the university’s efforts to contact and support the approximately 140 students, faculty and staff who are directly affected by the executive order. Importantly, we are advising affected members of the university community to suspend all international travel plans – including to Canada – while we monitor this evolving situation. 

The Office of International Education has created a website to provide up-to-date information, support and guidance related to the executive order, available at For further information, please see:

Please direct specific questions or concerns regarding individual faculty members, students or staff to Vice Provost for International Education Stephen Dunnett at or 645-2368.

UB is proud that students, faculty and staff from around the world choose to be a part of our campus community, making us a truly global university. I thank all of you for your continuing efforts to help provide international members of our university community with the support and guidance needed to ensure their wellbeing and success. 

Please share this communication with faculty and staff as appropriate.


Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs