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Undocumented Initiatives


Undocumented Initiatives creates an empowering, inclusive, equitable, and supportive culture for undocumented students at Washington State University.

If you are an undocumented student at WSU, we will provide you with services and resources that support your academic success, as well as your professional and leadership development. We serve current students across the WSU system.

We also train WSU faculty and staff, as well as educators at other institutions, how to increase access and support for undocumented students across the educational pipeline. Our events and initiatives generate dialogue, increase awareness, and build empathy with and for undocumented students and other immigrant and refugee communities.

System-Wide Welcome Event

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
4-5:30 p.m.
Zoom link here.

Get to know the people at WSU who are here to work with and for you! Our welcome event for students will also feature guest speaker Yosimar Reyes, who is a nationally acclaimed poet and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.

This event is open to students across the WSU System. 

The guest speaker for this event is sponsored by WSU Vancouver's Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation (CILA).

Headshot of Yosimar Reyes.

Photo of Yosimar Reyes.

Supporting DACA Students

Now more than ever, we need Cougs to stand in solidarity with undocumented students in our community. As you may know, the Supreme Court recently blocked the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This means that DACA renewals can be submitted, and possibly new DACA applications, which will protect students from deportation and grant them work authorization and a social security number.

This decision was unexpected and came while communities are still struggling with financial difficulties related to COVID-19. For these reasons, many students are in need of financial support to pay DACA application fees. That's why we are asking for your help. 

Please donate today to the Undocumented Initiatives fund. Your support will help ensure all eligible students, regardless of their financial situation, can submit their DACA application in a timely manner. We appreciate your generosity in providing this vital opportunity to our student community.

Student Resources for Safety and Support

  • United We Dream Notifica App - allows you, your family, and friends to send out secure messages to your support network if you are at risk of detainment or deportation.
  • Fill out a G-28 Form in the event that you are detained and need legal representation.
  • Report incidents with Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) at 1-844-724-3737.

Where to Find Us

Undocumented Initiatives’ main office is located in Compton Union Building Room 421B on the WSU Pullman campus.