Office of the President

Statements from the President

A Message from CU Leadership on the DACA Program

Dear CU Community,

The University of Colorado applauds and supports recent actions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the DACA program through the federal rule-making process. While we are tracking the litigation currently before the Fifth Circuit Court and the potential impacts to the program, our position remains clear and consistent: We urge Congress to pass legislation that provides a permanent solution and a pathway to citizenship, so that current and new participants in the program can have certainty in the pursuit of their education and careers. Many students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado who have been or remain part of the DACA program are valued and contributing members of our university community who enrich CU’s culture and our society. Over the past decade of the program, DACA recipients have made significant contributions to our university, state and nation. They become business owners, highly skilled employees, homeowners, members of the military, taxpayers and more. CU has been a strong supporter of the program since its inception, and we remain committed to its success and the success it fosters among our students, faculty and staff.  


Todd Saliman, President

Philip DiStefano, Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder

Don Elliman, Chancellor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Michelle Marks, Chancellor
University of Colorado Denver

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Additional Statements


Statement on Shooting at UCCS

Dear CU Community, As you have likely heard, police are conducting a homicide investigation at CU’s Colorado Springs campus, UCCS. I am deeply saddened by this incident, which is a tragedy for the CU community in general and UCCS in particular. The Colorado Springs Police Department is reporting

Joint Statement from the CU President and Chancellors Regarding the Hamas Attacks on Israel

We at the University of Colorado are horrified and saddened by the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel that have sparked a war with the full breadth of consequences not yet known. Our hearts weigh heavy for all those who have been impacted by the conflict and the killing and wounding of so many. We

Statement from President Saliman and CU Chancellors on the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision

The University of Colorado is unwavering in its commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment that embraces and celebrates individuals from all backgrounds. CU strongly believes in the transformative power of education, and we are dedicated to reflecting the diversity of our great state, nation and world as we build pathways that provide opportunity for aspiring learners to fulfill their college aspirations.