In the fall of 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center officially launched an official support initiative for undocumented and DACA students at Oberlin College.
The staff of the Multicultural Resource Center will work closely with Obies for Undocumented Inclusion and other campus partners to actualize a support program for DACA/undocumented students and widen the visibility of DACA/undocumented student needs.
Some outcomes for our first year include:
- Implementing an ally trainings program for faculty, staff, and students
- Creating a resource pamphlet for faculty and staff
- Creating a resource pamphlet for undocumented students
- Creating an online resource page for undocumented students
- Releasing an institutional letter of support for undocumented students as part of the National Coming Out as Educators Day!
- Implementing an Undocumented Student Speakers Series
- Creating an informal mentoring/advising program
- Continuing with our fundraising efforts for the Undocumented Student Scholarship Program
- 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 Undocumented Student Scholarship Fund had become endowed. The interest earned on this fund will be used for tuition and emergency funds for undocumented students.