The Consortium engages in advocacy on various local, state, and federal issues. Because they are barred by law from such activities, the National Defense University, National Intelligence University, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences do not participate in these activities.
Consortium Members Speak on Travel Ban
Consortium members firmly believe in the open and free exchange of scholars, faculty, students, and staff because they enrich our intellectual endeavors. Click below for specific statements regarding President Trump's revised Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017.
Consortium Supports Student Aid Alliance FY2018 Proposal
Consortium Supports Continuation of U.S. Institute of Peace
The Consortium provides graduate students at member universities the opportunity to serve as research assistants for scholars at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). The Consortium submitted a letter supporting the continued funding of USIP, which is targeted for elimination in President Trump's budget proposal.
Consortium Supports DREAMers
The Consortium has submitted a letter supporting efforts to protect DREAMers through the BRIDGE Act.
Several Consortium member institutions joined numerous colleagues around the country in signing a letter from the American Council on Education thanking President Trump for his positive comments regarding DREAMers, and urging him to allow them to continue working and studying in the U.S..