We Welcome You
Clark University supports the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from admissions through graduation.
Resources for Students
There are many departments at Clark that strive to support students who are undocumented or hold DACA or TPS status.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) advances the University’s mission and commitment to excellence by working collaboratively to promote a campus climate that values diversity and inclusion and is free of bias and harassment for all students, staff, and faculty.
For more information on how ODI can assist you, please email the office.
Recognizing that education is a process occurring both inside and outside the classroom, the Student Success staff is concerned with your well-being as a person living and learning in a community of scholars. As a result, you should feel free to consult with staff members in this office about any aspect of life at Clark, whether personal or academic.
If you are not sure who to bring your questions to, the Division of Student Success is a good place to start. For more information, call 1-508-793-7423 or email the office.
Identity, Student Engagement, and Access (ISEA)
Identity, Student Engagement, and Access (ISEA) also welcomes students who are undocumented or hold DACA and TPS status and are looking for social or academic support. Students can participate in identity-based community groups that meet regularly and/or attend events hosted by ISEA.
For more information, call 1-508-421-3722 or email the office.
Center for Counseling and Personal Growth
The Center for Counseling and Personal Growth’s (CPG’s) dedicated team of psychologists, counselors, and interns provides a range of clinical services for students who are undocumented or hold DACA and TPS status. These services include solution-focused first-time appointments, individual counseling, group therapy/drop-in discussion groups, crisis intervention, and psychiatry services. It is important to note that these services are confidential. Visit CPG for more information.
Community Engagement and Volunteering
Community Engagement and Volunteering (CEV) fosters connections between the Clark University community and the larger Worcester community in which it resides. For questions related to community-based resources and ways to better connect with Worcester, call 508-793-8815 or email the office.
Current Status of DACA
As of April 2022, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not able to approve new, initial DACA requests due to a court order. However, renewal DACA requests are being processed.