Post-Election Communications

Message from the President

Dear University Community:

Attached is an open letter from CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White that affirms the core values of the CSU and Cal State LA. We recognize and value the contributions of undocumented students to our University community.

Our position is clear: Cal State LA will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security, or any other federal department, for the enforcement of federal immigration law. Our University Department of Public Safety will not honor immigration hold requests, and our officers will not contact, detain, question or arrest individuals solely on the basis of being – or suspected of being – a person who lacks documentation.

To provide support and accurate information, we are holding workshops focusing on issues such as immigration law and community care. We have created this website that includes updates and links to additional resources. 

I am in continuing dialogue with students, faculty and staff about how best to approach this fluid situation and value everyone’s input.

As Chancellor White explains in his open letter, any actions that narrow opportunities for any segment of our community narrow opportunities for us all.


Bill Covino

Message from Chancellor White►