Press Release

CSU Statement on President Trump's Executive Order




​The California State University is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming institution of higher education that is enhanced by the students, faculty, staff and alumni from our global community. 

We are deeply troubled by President Trump's recent executive order that stands in stark contrast to the fundamental tenets of the California State University. We believe in the free exchange of ideas globally, central to which is our ability to welcome and interact with those from around the world.  

When something threatens our ability to think beyond our borders and learn from the world as a whole, we will oppose it. When something impacts anyone in our CSU community – especially the most vulnerable – it impacts us all.  

Therefore, we oppose the divisiveness of the recent executive order, and we stand with state and national officials in requesting that the President reconsider this policy.


Timothy P. White
Chancellor, California State University

David Lopez
President, California State Student Association

Christine Miller
Chair, Academic Senate of the California State University​

Dia Poole​
President, CSU Alumni Council 


Jeffrey D. Armstrong
President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Erika D. Beck
President, CSU Channel Islands


Joseph I. Castro
President, Fresno State University


Soraya M. Coley
President, Cal Poly Pomona


Jane Close Conoley
President, CSU Long Beach


William A. Covino
President, Cal State Los Angeles


Thomas A. Cropper
President, CSU Maritime Academy


Mildred García
President, CSU Fullerton


Willie J. Hagan
President, CSU Dominguez Hills


Dianne F. Harrison
President, CSU Northridge


Karen S. Haynes
President, CSU San Marcos


Elliot Hirshman
President, San Diego State University


Gayle E. Hutchinson
President, CSU Chico


Ellen N. Junn
President, CSU Stanislaus


Horace Mitchell
President, CSU Bakersfield


Tomás D. Morales
President, CSU San Bernardino


Leroy M. Morishita
President, CSU East Bay


Robert S. Nelsen
President, Sacramento State University


Eduardo M. Ochoa
President, CSU Monterey Bay


Mary A. Papazian
President, San José State University


Lisa A. Rossbacher
President, Humboldt State University


Judy K. Sakaki
President, Sonoma State University


Leslie E. Wong
President, San Francisco State University​