Campus Resources:

Are you a CU Boulder student or employee who is undocumented and/or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (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

  • 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 for more information.

Financial Support

Counseling Support

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.
  • 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  
  • Staff/faculty may access counseling through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.

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 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.
  • Prof. Violeta Chapin teaches the Immigration Defense Clinic at Colorado Law School. She and her student attorneys assist undocumented students, staff and community members with various legal matters relating to immigration removal defense, DACA renewals, criminal defense and asylum. Undocumented students are encouraged to contact Prof. Chapin for legal questions related to their immigration status and/or that of their family members.

More Information

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change

CU Hosts UndocuAllies Information Sessions

Informational sessions for students, staff and faculty who want to learn more about how to support DACA and ASSET students are held on campus at various times. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) for more information about UndocuAlly sessions. If your department or unit would like to attend an UndocuAlly session, please submit a request here.

Free DACA Renewal Assistance

The Criminal/Immigration Defense Clinic will work primarily with undocumented college students enrolled at universities and community colleges across the state of Colorado. Law students provide assistance with DACA renewals. Following a decision by the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on December 4, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now updated its website to confirm that they are now considering

  • Accepting first-time requests for consideration under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Accepting renewal requests
  • Accepting applications for Advanced Parole
  • Extending one year DACA grants and one-year employment authorizations to two years

Please see the DHS website for more information. We strongly encourage you to connect with your legal resources, including Student Legal Services and Professor Violeta Chapin at CU Law to understand how this may impact your specific situation or if you have questions about submitting paperwork for your case.

  • For support reach out to Criminal/Immigration Defence Clinic (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 at 303-492-8126 or

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