Undocumented Student Resources

DACA Update:

On September 5, 2017, President Trump’s Administration announced rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Following this announcement various lawsuits were filed challenging rescission of the program. On January 9, 2018, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide order reinstating the DACA program for individuals who have already applied for and received benefits under the program. The order directs the Department of Homeland Security to post reasonable public notice and prescribe a process to resume receiving DACA renewal applications for these individuals. As of January 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA webpage indicates that information on renewal applications is forthcoming. Until additional information is released by USCIS, the American Immigration Lawyers Association recommends that DACA beneficiaries wait to file renewal applications in order to avoid the possibility of any confusion or delay in processing. Please also note that the order does not reinstate the DACA program for individuals who do not already possess DACA status. The Court’s order will remain in place until a final judgment or other order is issued in the case.

This resource guide collects information on resources available to undocumented students, DACAmented students, and students from mixed-status families. Here are answers to common questions, information on campus and community resources, and more. This guide will grow as more information becomes available and as our campus resources evolve.

Statements of Support from the University

Statements of Support from Students

Campus Resources and Services

Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Danforth University Center (DUC), Suite 330
(314) 935-7535 | diversityandinclusion@wustl.edu

Office for International Students and Scholars
Walk-in Advising
Stix International House
6470 Forsyth Blvd.

Medical Campus
Mid Campus Center
4590 Children’s Place
Room 2043
St. Louis, MO 63110

Financial Aid Office
1 Brookings Hall, Room 75
(888) 547-6670 or (314) 935-5900 | financial@wustl.edu

Career Center
Aimee Wittman, Director of Career Services
(314) 935-4435 | awittman@wustl.edu

Office of Student Success
Student Success Fund
(314) 935-3000

Office of Scholar Programs
Julia Macias, Assistant Dean of Scholar Programs
(314) 935-8379 | Julia.Macias@wustl.edu

Campus Contacts

Emelyn A. dela Peña, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion 

T: (314) 935.7535  | F: (314) 935.9255 | emelyn.delapena@wustl.edu
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Physical Location:  Danforth University Center, 3rd Floor, Room 337

Kathy Steiner-Lang
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Office for International Students & Scholars

T: (314) 935-5910 | F: (314) 935-4075 | ksteiner@wustl.edu
Physical Location:  Stix International House