The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) advises international students,
faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and researchers regarding federal regulations from
the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; health insurance
matters; and employment issues. In addition, the Center prepares federal documents
necessary for internationals in certain visa categories, as well as meeting the SEVIS
requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Center produces the federally mandated orientation for F-1 and J-1 visa holders
new to campus. CIPS also frequently provides this information for in-country dependent
family members of students, faculty, and researchers on campus, as well as to international
applicants to the University and area colleges and University staff.
The Center for International Programs and Services advises the International Students
Association and several other international student clubs. Annual events include International
Night, International Education Week, Diwali, and India Fest among various other cultural
Currently, CIPS consists of James H. Carson, Immigration Specialist; Rebecca Laumann,
Exchange Advisor; Clar Nunis, International Students Advisor; Susan Cohn, Gail Warren,
and Brenda Cowans. For more information, please visit Brister 102, call 678-4271,
or visit the website at: http://cipsweb.memphis.edu .