2021 Campus Climate News

Iowa State University is committed to sharing news and information impacting our campus climate with the ISU community. Iowa State University condemns all forms of racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Executive Order: Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Jan. 20, 2021: President Biden signed an Executive Order for his Cabinet to work to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which defers the removal of certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, have obeyed the law, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military.

Update on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

Jan. 11, 2021: Following the nationwide preliminary injunction, the US Department of Labor, OFCCP issued guidance that it will stop investigating any agency or contractor suspected of violating executive order 13950 (the EO regarding federal contractors DEI education programs) and will take no enforcement action.

Jan. 5, 2021: The Office of the University Counsel informed campus about the nationwide preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of President Trump’s Executive Order 13950, which according to the Order seeks “to combat race and sex stereotyping” in workplace trainings provided by federal government contractors and recipients of federal grants.