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Embry-Riddle Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Embry-Riddle is committed to acknowledging and embracing the unique differences, experiences, and cultural identities among all members of our university community.

Our faculty and staff feel a keen sense of responsibility to provide an environment that promotes the best in education, research, and co-curricular experiences while rejecting any and all forms of discrimination and roadblocks that may hinder the success of our students. 

Embry-Riddle's goal has always been to support a diverse and culturally rich community. Our international students are among our best and brightest and are key to strengthening the U.S. talent base. They have arrived in the United States from more than 100 countries through the strong and effective visa process that protects our national security.

Embry-Riddle is a truly global university that supports the quintessential global industry – aviation. According to the Air Transport Action Group, aviation drives $2.7 trillion (3.5%) of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and generates 9.9 million direct jobs. The world’s airlines carry over three billion passengers annually – connecting people and ideas and driving commerce. We are committed to educating the next generation of globally minded leaders from all parts of the world.

The safety and security of our students is of paramount importance to Embry-Riddle’s leadership. The university administration and student affairs professionals will closely monitor the situation, communicate any pertinent information, and advocate for our students whenever possible. The university is committed to individually assisting students and employees in navigating any changed regulations that may affect their visa or immigration status.

Professionals in Campus Ministry, the Division of International Student Services at the Daytona Beach Campus, the Center for International Programs and Services at the Prescott Campus as well as Worldwide Campus Directors are available to assist any international student who might need support, advice, or counseling. If you ever feel threatened or unsafe, please do not hesitate to call your designated campus safety phone number.

Thank you for all you do on behalf of Embry-Riddle and join me in supporting the rich culture that defines our great institution.

Karen A. Holbrook
Interim President

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.