Provost Abu Turab Rizvi sent the following message out to the campus community Feb. 8.
As a result of the January 27 executive order announcing travel restrictions, some members of our community face uncertainty about being able to travel to see family members and have religious or national identities that are being seen as dangerous. I write to outline steps the College will take to assist students who are affected by this order.
President Byerly mentioned in her recent message that I met last week with Muslim and other students affected by the order. After hearing concerns firsthand, I offered the college’s assistance regarding housing, expenses, legal advice, individual consultation, and relevant academic programming. I emphasized that since we face a changing situation our responses will need to adapt to circumstances. Last Wednesday, Lafayette College Student Government issued a resolution that called on the administration to take particular steps, and their suggestions are also addressed below.
We would be happy to consider your suggestions and thank you for your help.
S. Abu Turab Rizvi, Provost