Supporting Undocumented Students
Serving the largest number of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. In its 4th year, Undocumented Student Action Week, October 19-23, 2020, is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California’s community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.
Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is a statewide effort led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Community College League of California (League), the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), Immigrants Rising, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC). Action Week Partners have developed a toolkit to support colleges with virtual events throughout the week.
2020 Undocumented Student Action Week Toolkit
- Action Week Logo
- Partner Logos
- Monarch Butterfly
- Email Signature Graphic
- "Undocumented Students Are" Social Media Campaign
- Zoom Background and Instructions
- Profile Picture Filter for Facebook and Twitter
- Social Media Sample Posts
- Social Media Sample Graphics for:
- Federal and State Financial Aid Talking Points
- California Community College Undocumented Students – Resource Snapshot
- Phone Banking Script
- Zoom Advocacy Meeting Checklist
- Dream2Action Online Advocacy Form
This year the Action Week partners will offer the following audience targeted webinars open to the system. We encourage you to (1) plan to participate in webinars specific to your needs and (2) share this audience targeted webinar list with your colleagues. To register click on the links below.
Kick-Off Event: Chancellor's Office System Webinar
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The California Community College System and its partners will introduce this year’s USAW activities, discuss the 2020 theme, and explain our advocacy actions. This webinar will set the tone for the week and encourage all to participate.
Target audience: UndocuCenter Coordinators/UndocuLiaisons, Student Leaders, Counselors, Administrators, and System Partners
Financial Aid Update
Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA
Target audience: Open to Everyone
Watch Webinar Here
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies"
Target audience: Open to Everyone
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills"
Target audience: Students
Counseling Faculty Track
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them"
Target audience: Faculty Counselors, Career Center Staff, Success Coaches, Transfers Center Staff
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"What’s Next After Community College? Transferring & Workforce Opportunities"
Target audience: Students
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure"
Target audience: Administrators and Trustees
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"Equitable Classroom Practices"
Target audience: Faculty
UndocuLiaison and Classified Staff Track
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
"Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era"
Target audience: Undocumented Student Center Coordinator/UndocuLiaison, Classified Staff and community members
To access webinars from USAW 2019, please visit the Chancellor's Office website.
- Immigration Legal Services: The California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in the state of California.
- Resources for Community Members and Services Providers: To ensure that immigrant communities and service providers are armed with up-to-date and relevant information on immigration-related issues, Ready California offers resources from trusted partners.
- DACA Updates: The State of California’s Immigrant Guide provides resources pertaining to the impact of the DACA announcement on several state programs.
- The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations. Colleges may order up to 1,000 Red “Know Your Rights” Cards at no cost from ILRC. Colleges can also download and print their own. NOTE: Delivery for ordered cards may take up to three weeks.
Resolutions & Statements
In 2017, the League collected resolutions and statements in support of California's undocumented students. The following is a list of resolutions and statements inclusion and in support of undocumented students.
- Academic Senate Resolution Regarding a Safe Learning Environment
- Allan Hancock Joint Community College District Resolution 17-01
- Butte-Glenn Community College District Resolution No. 750
- California Community Colleges Board of Governors, Resolution No. 2017-01
- Cerritos Communtiy College District Resolution No 16-1207D
- Cerritos Commtunity College District Resolution No 16-1207E
- Citrus Community College District Resolution No. 2016-17-06
- Contra Costa Community College District, Resolution No. 1-S
- El Camino Community College District, Resolution No. 05-22-17C
- Foothill-De Anza Community College District Resolution 2016-43
- Foothill-De Anza Community College District Resolution 2016-44
- Fullerton College Faculty Senate Resolution
- Glendale Community College District Resolution No. 24-2016-2017
- Grossmont-Cuyamca Community College District Resolution 17-009
- Hartnell Community College District Resolution 17:3
- Imperial Community College District Resolution No.17187
- Long Beach Community College District Resolution No. 012417A
- Los Angeles Community College District Resolution BT5
- Los Rios Community College District Resolution No. 2017-02
- Marin Community College District Resolution No.2017-1
- Mendocino-Lake Community College District Resolution 12-16-02
- Monterey Pennisula Community College District Resolution No. 2016-17/48
- Mt San Antonio Community College District Resolution No.16-08
- North Orange County Community College District No. 16/17-18
- Palomar Community College District Resolution No. 16-21521
- Pasadena Area Community College District/Pasadena City College Resolution No. 566
- Peralta Community College District Resolution No.16/17-24
- Rio Hondo Community College District Resolution No.12-1416
- Riverside Community College District Resolution 38-16/17
- San Diego Community College District Resolution
- San Joaquin Delta Community College District Resolution No. 16-54
- San Jose Evergreen Community College District Resolution No. 021417-2
- Santa Barbara Community College District Resolution No. 17 (2016-17)
- Santa Monica Community College District Resolution, January 17, 2017
- Sonoma County Junior College District Resolution 5 -17
- Southwestern Community College District Resolution No. 1984
- Southwestern Community College District Resolution No. 1988
- Southwestern Community College District Resolution No. 1992
- State Center Community College District Resolution No. 2016.33
- Ventura Community College District Resolution No. 2017.01
- West Valley-Mission Community College District Resolution No. 17022101
- Yuba Community College District Resolution No. 16-38
- CCLC Joint Boards Post Election Statement
- Chabot College, Commentary/Op-ed Published in East Bay Times
- College of Marin Post Election Letter
- Fullerton College Letter to Students
- Lake Tahoe Community College 2016 Election Statement
- Lake Tahoe Community College District Statement on Diversity, Inclusivity
- Long Beach Community College District Memorandum
- Los Rios Community College District Statement
- Pasadena City College: Messages to Students Re: President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration
- San Diego Community College District Communication to Students
- San Jose City College Campus Letter to Students
- San Jose City College President's Message to Students
- San Jose Evergreen Community College District Message to Students
- San Jose Evergreen Community College District News Release
- Santa Monica College Community President Memo
- South Orange County Community College District, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College Statement
- Yuba Community College Letter of Commitment to Students
- Yuba Community College Letter to Students Re: Adopted Resolution