In fall 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center launched an official support initiative for undocumented and DACA students at Oberlin College.
Some outcomes since then include:
- Offering undocually training programs for faculty, staff, and students
- A new resource pamphlet for faculty and staff
- A new resource pamphlet for undocumented students
- Updated online resources for undocumented students
- An institutional letter of support for undocumented students as part of the National Coming Out as Educators Day!
- The Undocumented Student Speakers Series
- Informal mentoring/advising program
- Continued fundraising for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Program
- Tangible support for Undocumented Communities during Covid-19 resource guide
- Oberlin considers undocumented applicants as domestic applicants.
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- Oberlin partners with Golden Door Scholars , an organization that provides scholarships for undocumented students and DACA students.
- The town of Oberlin has been a “Sanctuary City” since 2009.
History of undocumented activism on campus
Student activism to push for undocumented student support began officially in October 2013, when a group of students presented a list of demands to the Board of Trustees. One of these demands was the implementation of a scholarship fund for undocumented students.
In spring 2016, the 'DREAM Endowed Scholarship Fund for Undocumeted Students' had become endowed. As a scholarship, it can only be used as part of a student's financial aid package. If you would like to donate to the DREAM Endowed Scholarship Fund for Undocumented Students, please see the expandable link below labeled 'How to Help'.
How to Help
Donate to the DREAM Endowed Scholarship Fund for Undocumented Students; it’s easy:
- Visit Oberlin's donation page
- Fill out your information and under “Designation,’’ select “Other’’
- Write in the “DREAM Endowed Scholarship Fund for Undocumented Students”
Sponsored by #OHereToStay DreamActivist Ohio, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, Indivisible CLE, LOIRA, Ohio's Voice, InterReligious Task Force, Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network and Eleonor Ramirez. You also can send a text to RESIST to 50409.
For more information, refer to ResistBot .
Publicly show your support for undocumented folks in our community: