Cascadia's response to U.S. President's executive order


Dear students, staff, faculty, and friends,

As you know, on Friday President Trump issued an executive order banning immigration from seven countries. This order directly contradicts the values of Cascadia College, UW Bothell, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Constitution. It was made quickly without investing the time to fully consider the consequences.

We understand this action affects many in our community, either directly or indirectly, and that it is causing fear, uncertainty, sadness, and anger. Whether you are here on a student visa or green card or have immigration concerns, we want you to know that Cascadia College is fully committed to supporting you.

We know that our campus is strengthened by the diversity of all of our community members. This is a time for us to come together as a community, care for one another, and offer support. Our gestures need not be grandiose. A smile and a greeting go a long way.

If you have questions, faculty and staff are encouraged to speak with our executive director of Human Resources. Students are encouraged to talk with advisors at Cascadia’s International Programs and seek services at the Counseling Center.

On January 17th, 2017, Chancellor Wolf Yeigh of UW Bothell and I signed a pledge to be an inclusive and hate-free campus (see below). We stand by that pledge.


President Eric Murray


photo of the inclusive campus pledge