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As part of our wider mission to support students, the center is proud to serve as a point of contact for our undocumented students and their families.

Please contact cisc@colorado.edu with any questions or concerns.


Academic advising is available for undergraduate students with advisers who understand the needs of DACA, undocumented,  and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) students. Call 303-735-6269 or email Ulysses Díaz for more information.

If you just need to talk to someone about your situation, one-on-one, confidential counseling and support is available:

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential mental health services for enrolled students for a variety of concerns. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff. We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve. To make an appointment, call 303-492-2277.
  • Students can ask specifically for an appointment with Ben Otativo, Elizabeth Parsons, or Karen Hamilton-Stokes if they would like to connect with someone who works closely with the Center
  • The Office of Victim Assistance provides free and confidential trauma-informed counseling and advocacy specifically related to crime, violence, abuse, discrimination, experience of bias, and policy violations. OVA is a resource to learn more about your options, get help navigating systems, and/or process the impact of the traumatic experiences. For more questions call 303-492-8855 or email the office. 
  • Staff/faculty may access counseling through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.

Career Services is available to speak with students about career opportunities as well as employment realities both with and without DACA.

Call 303-492-6541, or contact Jasimine Evans or Tzigane Martin for more information.

Immigrants Rising has excellent information and food for thought for students considering options after graduation, including a Law School Resource GuideGraduate Student Guide, information for entrepreneurs, and more.

To find a community of college students who, like you, will soon enter the workforce, make sure to connect with CISC to find out more about the Inspired Dreamers student organization, a community of DACA, undocumented, and mixed-status family students. These students—as well as alums who have already graduated but remain in contact—can become an important network of professionals and peers for you after graduation. 

There may be other student organizations through the CU Boulder Center for Student Involvement that also speak to your interests and passions.