Undocumented Ally training presented by DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support

DREAM Action NIU, the student-led organization that aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States — and particularly on the NIU campus — will host their annual undocumented ally training on Monday, Nov.19.

Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty and staff will focus on how to effectively assist and support undocumented students on campus.

Participants will learn about NIU and community resources for undocumented students; hear updates on immigration that affect undocumented students’ access to higher education; identify unmet needs and resources for undocumented students; and discuss lessons learned from the student, staff and faculty perspectives.

The training will include a presentation by the Immigration Law Office of Jeremy Lime. An overview of demographics, undocumented students’ characteristics and implications for higher education will include suggestions on how to support incoming and currently enrolled undocumented NIU students.

The training will conclude with a student panel where NIU students will share their experiences as they transition and navigate to college, academics and student life.

Seating is limited so RSVP online by Monday, Nov. 12.

This event is sponsored by DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support, and Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, call 815-753.2391 or email slopez1@niu.edu.

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