Campus Resources

Center for Diversity & Inclusion
Danforth University Center (DUC), Suite 330
(314) 935-7535 |

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

Career Center
Aimee Wittman, Director of Career Services
(314) 935-4435

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

Julia Macias GarciaOffice of Scholar Programs
Julia Macias
Assistant Dean of Scholar Programs
(314) 935-8379

Campus Contacts

Emelyn dela Peña, Ed.D.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 |
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 |
Physical Location:  Stix International House

Resources within the greater St. Louis Community

Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA)
MIRA is a coalition of organizations that supports advocacy and education in Missouri. MIRA tracks bills as they pass through the Missouri legislature, and has a resources directory listing helpful organizations in the area.

Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM)–Immigration Law Project
100 North Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101 | (314) 977-3993

CLAM immigration attorneys and representatives accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals offer legal aid to migrants facing challenges in immigration cases such as: family based petitions, asylum, relative petitions, naturalization, adjustment of status, employment authorization, violence against women, special immigrant juveniles, T and U visas for victims of crime and/or human trafficking, deferred action, temporary protected status, and representation for relief while in removal proceedings. CLAM also provides outreach and Know Your Rights programs throughout the area to help educate the immigrant communities about current issues.

CLAM cannot accept walk-ins. To request help, call 314-977-3993 on Tuesdays. Given the volume of calls received, it may take several weeks before you can speak with an attorney. You also can email CLAM:

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
1600 S. Kingshighway, Ste. 2N, St. Louis | (314) 995-6995

The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project) is a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice. The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organizing, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities.

The MICA Project handles a wide variety of cases, including family immigration, naturalization, removal defense, and asylum and refugee issues. In 2015, The MICA Project worked with over 350 clients. In order to assure that immigrants are heard and can get the help they need, the MICA Project provides all services at a discounted rate. Fees are charged on an affordable sliding scale and payment plans are available.

National Resources

College Board Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students

Resources for Parents of Undocumented Students
English- and Spanish-language guides created by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC).

DACA-Friendly Employers
A list taken from a survey by University of Pennsylvania and University of California. These organizations noted they are interested in hiring DACA students.

DACA Resources:

Educators for Fair Consideration 
Founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. We address the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership development, community outreach, and advocacy.

Non-profit organizations that help low-income immigrants find legal help: