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 who strive to support students who are undocumented or hold DACA or TPS status.
Dean of Students Office
Hayley Haywood, assistant dean for equity and student success, supports underrepresented students, including those of all citizenships, in best advocating for themselves and connecting you with appropriate resources. She can also act as a liaison between you and faculty or staff on campus. Please email Hayley for additional information on how she can best help.
International Center at Corner House
The International Center (IC) is the main hub for international students at Clark, and it supports all students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please contact Amy Daly Gardner, associate dean for international programs, to ask any questions or set up an appointment. Amy can answer questions and can help troubleshoot immigration-related questions.
Multicultural and First Generation Student Support Office
The Multicultural and First Generation Student Support Office (MFGSS) office 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. For more information, call 1-508-421-3722 or email Peyton Wu, director of multicultural and first generation student support.
Center for Counseling and Personal Growth
The Center for Counseling and Personal Growth’s (CPG’s) dedicated team of psychologists, counselors and interns provide 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.
External DACA Resources
- United We Dream provides extensive information and support for immigrants in the U.S.:
https://unitedwedream.org. They also have a site with detailed instructions on how to apply for DACA: https://unitedwedream.org/daca-is-back-help-for-first-time-daca-applicants-and-renewal/.
- Informed Immigrant is another organization that provides information for immigrants in the U.S. and has information about filing DACA applications: https://www.informedimmigrant.com/
- Immigrants Rising is an organization that focuses on providing support to undocumented and DACA students for life after college: Immigrantsrising.org