Undocumented students are supported by the Undocumented Student Working Group made up of faculty, staff and students, and the LEAD Scholars Program. All undergraduate undocumented students are offered a spot in the LEAD Scholars Program and receive all of the support and benefits that the program offers. Additionally, undergraduate undocumented students are provided with:
Santa Clara University offers scholarships for undocumented students. More information is available here.
An Annual Retreat
Once a year undocumented students come together in a retreat setting to connect with each other, and engage in reflection and mindfulness practices.
A Resource Day
During this annual event, undocumented students have the opportunity to meet with immigration attorneys for legal screenings, participate in Know Your Rights and Emergency Planning workshops, and connect with alumni.
Regular Community-building Meetings
Students meet as a group regularly with supportive staff from the Undocumented Student Working Group to check-in and reconnect.
Funding is available through the Cabrini Fund for undocumented students to assist with legal expenses, emergency needs and engagement in applied experiences like volunteering and unpaid internships.
For more information about these resources, please contact, Erin Kimura-Walsh, Director of the LEAD Scholars Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-554-2129.
1. Get Educated! Read the information above, listen to the news, attend an UndocuAlly Training
UndocuAlly trainings are offered to staff and faculty each quarter. Look out for email announcements or email Ray Plaza, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com for more information. Student session are not regularly offered but can be arranged. Please contact Erin Kimura-Walsh, LEAD Scholars Program at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding student sessions.
2. Speak Up! Contact your local legistators!
3. Support Undocumented Students
4. Make a Donation
The Undocumented Student Working Group (USWG) is a cross-departmental group that includes students, faculty and staff who are passionate about supporting and advocating for our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families. We plan and implement a wide a range of initiatives including: a resource day for undocumented students with legal consultations, individual student support, and UndocuAlly trainings for faculty, staff and students and workshops for undocumented students and mixed status students.
The USWG includes:
Maria Autrey Noriega, Ignatian Center
Stefani Blanco, Financial Aid
Erin Kimura-Walsh, LEAD Scholars Program
Bernell Nevil III, Office of Multicultural Learning
Ray Plaza, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Jesica Siham Fernandez, Ethnic Studies
Veronica Villa, LEAD Scholars Program
Student Leaders, Undocumented Students and Allies Asssociation
To learn more our initiatives or consult with us about the undocumented student experience, please contact Erin Kimura-Walsh at email@example.com or 408-554-2129.