MSUM Response to Executive Order on Immigration

MSUM colleagues and students,

In light of the recent Executive Order affecting international students, faculty, and staff from specified countries, I am writing to reaffirm MSUM’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Minnesota State University Moorhead values the many contributions of our international community members and scholars. We welcome and support students without regard to nationality or religion and will continue to admit students in accordance with our nondiscrimination policy. Once students are admitted, MSUM is committed to fostering an environment in which all students can succeed.

As a reminder, MSUM safeguards individual privacy and does not release private information, including information about national origin or immigration status.

Any member of the campus community who has questions or concerns about the Executive Order and its implications can contact Janet Hohenstein, Director of International Student Services, at or 218.477.2956. University administrators are monitoring the status of the Executive Order and its interpretation and will provide updates to the campus community as appropriate.

Anne Blackhurst
Minnesota State University Moorhead