Student Support Services

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Undocumented Student Services, Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is happy to provide services to support undocumented and DACA students on our campus. 

Undocumented Support Services offers: 
  • Safe Space for undocumented & DACA students.
  • One-on-One Support to navigate resources.
  • Case Management and Referrals to campus and community resources: including health and wellness and student support services. 
  • Community Building and leadership development opportunities.
  • Graduation/post-grad planning for career success.
  • Collaboration with Attorney Jason Hernandez for legal support.
Drop-in Office Hours:
  • Monday, 9am -12 pm
  • Wednesday, 11 am - 2 pm
Contact: Yuriana Garcia Tellez, Senior Program Coordinator

Note: All services are confidential. Students can schedule an appointment by contacting the office directly

The CARE Team

The CARE Team is a network of Rutgers-Newark staff members who provide support for multiple student needs, including academic and health concerns. The team’s goal is to raise awareness so that the university community recognizes when a student needs help and responds to the concern, which ensures the safety of the whole community and provides maximum support for the student. If you would like help from a CARE Team member, please contact the CARE Team.

LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center

The LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center is dedicated to creating a safe, brave, and welcoming space for students regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or immigration status. In addition to working with LGBT and diverse student organizations to help plan and market their events, the Center provides training and workshops designed to increase the cultural competencies of students, staff, faculty, and community members. If you are interested in getting involved on campus or if you would like to increase your awareness around diverse issues, please contact The LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center.

Campus Safety

RUPD-Newark does not inquire into nor record the immigration status of students or other persons unless a serious crime has been committed.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy characterizes colleges and universities as “sensitive locations,” which are places where, in the normal course of things, enforcement actions should not occur unless extraordinary circumstances exist.

Information from the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Online Directory Privacy

If you are currently registered at RU–N, your student information will appear in the Rutgers Online Directory, also known as a “People Search.” To see how your name appears, type your name in the search box, and press "Enter." 

The names of currently registered students must be displayed. Click here if you wish to change, update, or restrict the display of your student information in the online directory.

Student Organizations

We have organizations that provide support for undocumented students. First, RU Dreamers is an on-campus student organization approved by The Office of Student Life. They advocate for adequate access to higher education regardless of one's legal status, and they seek to provide a safe space on campus for undocumented undergraduate students and their advocates. Please email the RU Dreamers for more information. Undocumented students can learn more about student organizations by visiting The Office of Student Life

 

Rutgers Legal Services

Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project (RICAP)

All students currently enrolled at Rutgers are eligible for a free and confidential legal consultation with the attorney.  Students are encouraged to stop by RICAP and meet the staff.  The RICAP office is located on the 4th floor of the Law School's Clinical suite in the Center for Law and Justice.  RICAP is also located in Camden and New Brunswick. Rutgers is here to support you. Students are encouraged to contact Jason Hernandez, attorney at the Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Project, to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Jason Hernandez has more than five years experience working in a refugee resettlement and immigration legal service non-profit organization.  

Update on DACA Renewal Application as of Tuesday, 1/16/2018

Contact: Jason Hernandez, Immigration Rights Attorney, Rutgers University

 

Additional Resources

Immigrant Legal Resources Center
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Provides education to immigrants, community organizations, and legal professionals on a number of issues.

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on DACA.

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undocuJersey
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The mission of undocuJersey is to offer events, educational resources, and scholarships for undocumented students and documented students with undocumented parents.

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My (Un)documented Life
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The mission at the My Undocumented Life blog is to provide up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants. My Undocumented Life posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.

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Educators for Fair Consideration
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A fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional, and policy transformation. We envision an America where all young people can pursue and complete an education with confidence and without constraint.

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Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD)
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Pre-Health Dreamer’s mission is to support undocumented pre-health students through serving as a community of students and allies offering peer support and professional development.

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College Board Blog
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The College Board maintains a blog specifically for undocumented students.

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Supporting Undocumented Youth
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You can read and/or download this Resource Guide from the US Department of Education.

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Key Contacts

Yuriana Garcia Tellez

Senior Program Coordinator
848-209-5123
PRCCSuite 32
350 MLK Jr. Drive NewarkNJ07102

Undocumented Student Services, Office of the Dean of Students