The Undocumented Student Working Group at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – a working group in the Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity – is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators, and students dedicated to supporting the personal and professional development of undocumented students and creating institutional change. The work of the group is guided by the needs and experiences of undocumented students on campus, including students active with the on-campus student club Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education (RISE).
The role of the Undocumented Student Working Group is to:
- provide support, resources, and a network of allies for undocumented students
- educate the campus community about the needs of undocumented students
- facilitate professional development trainings for faculty, staff, administrators, and students
- inform the administration about how to meet the needs identified by undocumented students and the working group
- act as a liaison between undocumented students and campus community
- work with Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College, K-12 representatives, and other community advocates in the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS) to support undocumented students in the region
- seek financial resources to support undocumented students
This website provides information and resources for current students, prospective students, families, faculty, and staff.
Background & Partners
The Undocumented Student Working Group was established in November 2015 and trained by Dr. Elena Macías, former Special Assistant to the President: Government, Legislative, Community Relations at CSU Long Beach.
Many organizations at Cal Poly partner with the Undocumented Student Working Group to build campus capacity to support the personal and professional development of undocumented students and create institutional change. Interested organizations and individuals should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to explore opportunities for collaboration.
During the 2015-16 academic year, the College of Science and Mathematics Dean's Office funded 22 Undocumented Student Working Group trainings to 139 faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members. As of Summer 2016, 88 training participants have completed all 3 parts of the series to become part of Cal Poly’s network of proactive allies who are committed to educational justice for undocumented students. The Undocumented Student Working Group's 2015-16 End-of-Year Report outlines more information.
Undocumented Student Working Group Members
The following Cal Poly community members make up the Undocumented Student Working Group. They are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the working group and to discuss campus and community resources with you.
|email@example.com||CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps | CESAME | Student Academic Services|
|Nury Baliterrezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Student Academic Services|
|Crystal Castilloemail@example.com||Biological Sciences|
|Alan Fazfirstname.lastname@example.org||Aerospace Engineering|
|Adrienne Garcia-Spechtemail@example.com||Financial Aid|
|Erik Garciafirstname.lastname@example.org||Political Science | History|
|Jorge Gonzalezemail@example.com||Political Science | Student Academic Services|
|Erica Jorgensonfirstname.lastname@example.org||International Center|
|Jane Lehremail@example.com||Women's and Gender Studies | Ethnic Studies | CESAME|
|Jose Leon||Cross Cultural Centers|
|Natalie Lovgrenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Student Academic Services|
|Kari Mansageremail@example.com||Office of University Diversity and Inclusion|
|Casey McCulloughfirstname.lastname@example.org||CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps | CESAME|
|Delfina Medina-Maloneyemail@example.com||Financial Aid|
|Liz Mendozafirstname.lastname@example.org||CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps|
|Steve Rossemail@example.com||Student Academic Services|
|Mallory Stoffel||Career Services|
|Catherine Trujillofirstname.lastname@example.org||Kennedy Library | RISE Advisor|
|Elizabeth Cruz Trujilloemail@example.com||Ethnic Studies|
|Grace Yehfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ethnic Studies | RISE Advisor|
|Katherine Zevallos Pastoremail@example.com||Dream Center Coordinator | Student Academic Services|
Cal Poly's UndocuWeek is Monday September 18 to Friday September 22. Designed for undocumented students and students in mixed status families.