President’s Statement Regarding Executive Order

  • January 30th, 2017

Our state and our nation have benefited immensely from the global intellect and engagement offered through our institutions of higher education. Our international faculty, students and researchers provide quantifiable value to all of us through their respective fields, impacting our lives in countless ways – from health care and technology invention, to culture and the arts, and to our economy.

The University of Alabama reaffirms that we welcome and value our community from across the globe. We are offering support to our international faculty, students and researchers for their continued success and well-being in light of the recent Executive Order.

If you are directly impacted by these developments, we ask that you contact our International Student and Scholar Services Office at 205-348-5402 or Their office is located in Room 105 of B. B. Comer Hall. Other services are also available through the Counseling Center and Student Care and Well-Being.

We will continue to gather information and evaluate the impact this order may have on members of our University community.

Stuart R. Bell

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.