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New Workshop Offers Resources to Better Serve Undocumented Students

From: 
Jennifer Hamer, Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity
Precious Porras, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity, Director of Multicultural Affairs
Sent: 
Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
To: 
Deans, Directors and Department Chairs

Good morning, colleagues.

The Office of Diversity & Equity and its Office of Multicultural Affairs are excited to expand our Support Services for Undocumented Students. Specifically, we are now offering a professional development workshop for staff, faculty, and others who work directly with undergraduate and graduate students. 

The Supporting Undocumented Students professional development opportunity is intended for people who want to learn more about the undocumented student experience on campus. This introduction will provide a basic history of immigration, terminology and practices to ensure you are providing services that are both accurate and helpful for this growing population of students. The workshop will also serve as an informational session and provide a summary of the resources currently available for undocumented students. It is important to let you know this workshop will not include specific legal advice or discussion of political positions.

To register for this workshop, please go to mytalent.ku.edu, select the My Learning option and search for “Supporting Undocumented Students.” If you have any questions or need to request accommodations, please email oma@ku.edu.

  • October 17, session reserved specifically for Student Affairs, Undergraduate Studies and Diversity & Equity staff
  • November 16, Big 12, Kansas Union
  • February 18, Divine Nine, Kansas Union
  • April 16, Alderson, Kansas Union

Under the umbrella of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Support Services for Undocumented Students provides support to ensure the retention and graduation of undocumented students at the University of Kansas. We are committed to serving our undocumented, DACAmented students and students from mixed-status families through a holistic approach and connecting them to resources such as professional guidance, academic support, legal services, counseling and psychological services, and other forms of individualized support. We strongly advocate generating a sense of community for all students that are undocumented or come from mixed immigration-status families. In partnership with university and community partners, we promote the accessibility and advancement for these students to reach their personal, academic and professional goals.

Jennifer F. Hamer
Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Equity
Professor
Department of American Studies
Department of African and African American Studies

Precious Porras
Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity
Director of Multicultural Affairs

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