Become an Ally
The goal of the Undocu-Ally Training is to build campus culture that acknowledges, accepts, and integrates students from diverse backgrounds regardless of their immigration status.
Who is an Ally?
- Acknowledges that undocumented students have a right to be enrolled in the university.
- Listens openly, yet does not interrogate the student on their immigration status.
- Does not "out" the student to others, without the student's permission.
- Creates a climate of trust that allows the student to reveal their situation at their own pace.
- Handles student's emotions with reserve, empathy, and support, and refers to appropriate professional campus staff as needed.
- Is clear about his or her own personal motivation in becoming an Ally.
- Is committed to maintaining confidentiality and respecting the privacy of people who are undocumented.
- Educate members of the campus community about the needs and concerns of undocumented students and their families.
- Establishing a campus culture that acknowledges, accepts, and integrates students from diverse backgrounds regardless of their immigration status. A campus culture free of discrimination!
- Establish a campus network that can provide trustworthy and sensitive support, information, and assistance to undocumented students and their families.
- Assist members of the campus community in understanding the fears and discrimination experienced by undocumented students and families.
- Provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to demonstrate their support toward undocumented students and their families.
- Foster a campus environment that supports the academic & professional success, as well as, personal and social growth of immigrant students.
Spring Training | Tuesday, March 11, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Undocu-Ally Training. A Half Day Training for Educators: 6 hours
In this ally training, participants will enhance their knowledge on how to best serve undocumented students on campus by personalizing best practices and interventions. Participants will learn about federal and state laws and policies that affects undocumented students and their families. Learn about the resources available both on and off campus and ways to become an effective ally. Participants who successfully complete the training will be awarded the “Undocu Ally Decal.” (This training is offered once a semester)
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Request a In-class Presentation
Undocumented Student Resources: 15minutes
This brief session will share a list of resources available on campus for undocumented students, staff and faculty.
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- Admissions Process
- About AB 540 / AB 2000 / SB 68
- CSU Resources for Undocumented Students
- Protecting Student Data in California
- Guide for Advisors: A guide and other training resources for advisors.
- Undocu-Ally Quick Guide (PDF)
- Resources for Undocumented Students (PDF)
- Civic Participation Tools
- Policy Advocacy Tools
- Immigrants Rising
How to Take Action
The California State University has joined many other institutions throughout the United States to urge Congress to pursue legislation to restore the protections afforded by DACA. We encourage you to do the same.