Overnight, we learned about a message found on a student’s car that was parked in the Elmwood Park area. It was a short note that was likely meant to intimidate undocumented people in our community. We want to address this directly and immediately. At UNO, we tell all of our students “you are welcome here” and that means everyone.
"At UNO, we tell all of our students 'you are welcome here' and that means everyone."
- Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., Chancellor
Inclusion is a core value of our university and intimidation has no place on our campus or near it.
Two years ago, when we first learned that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program might be ending, all of the University of Nebraska Chancellors stated together and clearly that "we are a better university, city, state and country when all of our students have access to education and are an active part of our communities."
It will not be lost on anyone that this message was found last night as the United States Supreme Court is reviewing arguments on a possible plan to end this program. Please know that we are hopeful that a pathway forward can be determined and sustained. For now, we want you to know that we are here to support all of our students. If necessary, our counseling resources for students are always available. In addition, our Public Safety team is actively patrolling the campus 24 hours a day and seven days a week. If you see or hear of anything threatening, please contact them immediately.
Thank you for being part of our Maverick community. We are dedicated to all that we can do to make your educational journey safe and successful.
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.