Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Welcome

 

Welcome

Undocumented folks, refugees, and folks in mixed immigration status families:

Your humanity matters,
You and your families are more than your status,
You are welcomed here,
You are resilience,
You are allowed to process in whatever way is healthiest for you,
You have a community at UMD, MD, and one nationally fighting with and for you,
You are love and are loved,
You are enough.

The University of Maryland is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, including immigrants. Undocumented students, refugees, DACA recipients, and students, staff, and faculty part of mixed immigration status families often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies that require support services that address their unique needs. As such, the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), the Asian American Studies Program (AAST), and the Engagement Office have partnered with other UMD departments and allies to increase institutional support for undocumented students, providing training and advising related to financial aid, residency reclassification, and admissions.

 

Unwavering support for undocumented students

Statement from UMD President: “For most of the young adults and students in the DACA program, this is the only country they have ever known. They deserve a legal status that recognizes their contributions to our country and safeguards them from the continuing uncertainty about their future. It is in our interest as a democracy that we call on Congress to act, swiftly and with compassion.” Read full statement

 

More Information About Undocumented Students

For more information about public policy, undocumented students, resources and other general questions please visit our most recent newsletter, our FAQs or contact the undocumented student life coordinator at undoc@umd.edu