The University of Colorado Boulder supports the academic goals and success of all current and prospective students. Recognizing that ASSET and DACA students and employees, and those who work and study alongside them, may need further guidance, the university offers this website as a resource for the entire campus community.

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February 5, 2018

Campus Counseling Resources Available for Students and Employees with DACA Status

Are you a CU Boulder student or employee and a DACA beneficiary? Do you need to talk to someone about your academic, employment or other issues? You are not alone. The university offers counseling and support services for students and employees, and you are enncouraged to take full advantage of them during these uncertain times.

  • Academic advising is available for undergraduate students with advisers who understand the needs of DACA and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) students. Call 303-735-6269 or send an email to denee.janda@colorado.edu for more information.
  • If you need to talk to someone on a one-on-one basis, confidential counseling is available at Wardenburg or through the Office of Victim Assistance. Employees may access counseling through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.
  • Finally, the campus will introduce a network of students, staff and faculty who will be available to provide additional peer support and mentorship for DACA and ASSET students. For more information, attend the Feb. 13 Diversity Summit, which will feature an UndocuAllies session from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Glenn Miller West Ballroom.

January 30, 2018

CU UndocuAllies Session Set for Feb. 13 Diversity Summit

An informational session for students, staff and faculty who want to learn more about how to support DACA and ASSET students on campus has been set for 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Glenn Miller West Ballroom during the Feb. 13 spring Diversity Summit. Hosting the session will be Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Student Success David Aragon, Colorado Law Professor Violeta Chapin and CU Boulder History Professor Fred Anderson. For more information about the summit, visit https://www.colorado.edu/odece/spring-2018-diversity-and-inclusion-summi....

January 19, 2018

Free DACA Renewal Clinic Scheduled for Jan. 26

Due to a federal court order, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting requests to renew deferred action under DACA.

Until further notice, the DACA policy will operate on the terms that were in place before it was rescinded on Sept 5, 2017. Students and staff who did not qualify to renew their DACA status under the last deadline can now submit renewal applications. Colorado Law Immigration Clinics will be able to help affected students and staff renew DACA applications and work authorizations, and provide grant funding to help pay for related fees.

  • On Jan. 26, a free DACA renewal clinic will be held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Colorado Law (the university's law school), located at 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive, Suite 105.
  • Applicants should bring their previous DACA application, their work permit and a passport.
  • For more information about the clinic, please contact law Prof. Violeta Chapin or Carrie Armknecht at 303-492-8126 or violeta.chapin@colorado.edu and carrie.armknecht@colorado.edu.

January 10, 2018

Colorado Law Provides Immigration Defense Clinics

The university is aware of a federal judge’s Jan. 9, 2018, decision to block efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as congressional efforts to implement a possible permanent solution. Despite the uncertainty around the issue, CU Boulder would like to remind students, staff and faculty that there are resources available for those in need.

  • If you or someone you know requires advice on the possibility of renewing their DACA status, bilingual law students and Law Professor Violeta Chapin in the Immigration Defense Clinic at Colorado Law are available to provide guidance and assist applicants with paperwork should the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issue new guidelines regarding DACA applications.
  • Please continue to monitor this website for more information about clinic times and dates. If you need immediate assistance, please contact carrie.armknecht@colorado.edu or call 303-492-8126.

December 2017

Available Resources for ASSET and DACA Students and Staff

The federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to expire on March 5, 2018. As Congress considers possible legislation to provide a permanent solution for the estimated 800,000 young people across the United States who rely on DACA, CU Boulder will continue to monitor the situation and assess any steps it can take to support Dreamers on our campus who are pursuing their academic goals. In the meantime, we would like to remind our community of the following resources:

Legal Assistance

  • Students and staff who need legal assistance may consult with bilingual law students in English, Spanish and French at the Immigration Law Clinic at Colorado Law, the university’s law school. Call 303-492-8126 or email carrie.armknecht@colorado.edu for more information.
  • The spring Law Clinic starts in mid-January, but students and staff can ask for assistance at any time. Consultations are free and confidential, but there may be costs associated with U.S. Department of Homeland Security applications and other paperwork.
  • Initial legal consultations are also available through the Student Legal Services office.

Financial Support

Academic Advising

  • Academic advising is available for undergraduate students with advisers who understand the needs of DACA and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) students. Call 303-735-6269 or send an email to denee.janda@colorado.edu for more information.

Peer & Counseling Support

More Information

Please continue to monitor this website over the coming months as we explore other ways to support students and staff. For general assistance or additional information, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) at 303-735-1332 or odece@colorado.edu.

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Colorado Law

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Federal Policy

  • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

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