We have received several questions from faculty and staff related to what they should do in the event they receive a request for information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It is OSU standard practice to refer all federal immigration law enforcement agents to the OSU Office of the General Counsel: (541) 737-2474; 524 Kerr Administration Building. Please do not respond to a request without consulting with the Office of the General Counsel.
The Office of the General Counsel helps OSU to comply with the law and protect student and personnel information by verifying the agent’s credentials, confirming the legitimacy of the inquiry, and reviewing a copy of applicable court orders for validity.
As a reminder, please immediately contact the Office of the General Counsel if you receive any request for OSU student, employee, or institutional information from any law enforcement agent. Agents’ requests can be informal or take the form of a subpoena or warrant.
Students with questions concerning federal immigration law enforcement may be directed to OSU’s website on recent federal actions, which includes OSU’s statements, FAQs, and contacts/resources related to OSU’s status as a sanctuary university, DACA and undocumented students, and immigration and international travel: http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/recent-federal-actions#faq.
Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, Applied Economics
Oregon State University
628 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, OR 97331-2154