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, on 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.
Supporting Undocumented Students
Now more than ever, we need Cougs to stand in solidarity with undocumented students in our community. As you may know, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently decided to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from accepting initial applications for work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. This means that only DACA renewals can be submitted. This puts students who are unable to apply for DACA in a precarious position financially, severely impacting their ability to pursue their education. Additionally, students who are DACA recipients continue to struggle to pay the DACA renewal fee of $495 every two years, especially in light of instabilities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. For these reasons, many students are in need of financial support. 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 421 on the WSU Pullman campus.
HOSTILE TERRAIN 94 WORKSHOPS
Join us for a public workshop (dates below) about Hostile Terrain 94, a participatory exhibition from the Undocumented Migration Project. Co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU (JSMA), and the Office of the Provost, Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is an interactive exhibition comprised of approximately 3,800 handwritten toe tags representing migrants who died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert in Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019.
The physical act of writing out the names and information for the dead invites participants to reflect, witness and stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives in search of a better one.
In accordance with Governor Inslee’s recent Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, we have adjusted our programming and use of space for the remainder of the semester. Though our main office in CUB 421B is currently closed, we are still here for you.
To find out about how we are delivering programs, support, and other offerings to students, please visit our programs page. For resources that may be helpful at this time, visit our resources page.