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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 undocu@calpoly.edu to explore opportunities for collaboration.

Impact

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.

Name Email Department

Zulema Aleman

zaleman@calpoly.edu CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps | CESAME | Student Academic Services
Nury Baliterrez nbaltier@calpoly.edu Student Academic Services
Crystal Castillo ccasti10@calpoly.edu Biological Sciences
Alan Faz  afazocho@calpoly.edu Aerospace Engineering
Adrienne Garcia-Specht agarc275@calpoly.edu Financial Aid
Erik Garcia egarci91@calpoly.edu Political Science | History
Jorge Gonzalez jgonz225@calpoly.edu Political Science | Student Academic Services
Erica Jorgenson ejorgens@calpoly.edu International Center
Jane Lehr jlehr@calpoly.edu Women's and Gender Studies | Ethnic Studies | CESAME
Jose Leon

jmleon@calpoly.edu

Cross Cultural Centers
Natalie Lovgren nelovgre@calpoly.edu Student Academic Services
Kari Mansager kmansage@calpoly.edu Office of University Diversity and Inclusion
Casey McCullough cmmccull@calpoly.edu CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps | CESAME
Delfina Medina-Maloney dmedinam@calpoly.edu Financial Aid
Liz Mendoza lmendo35@calpoly.edu CSU STEM VISTA AmeriCorps
Steve Ross sdross@calpoly.edu Student Academic Services
Mallory Stoffel

mlstoffe@calpoly.edu

Career Services
Catherine Trujillo ctrujill@calpoly.edu Kennedy Library | RISE Advisor
Elizabeth Cruz Trujillo ectrujil@calpoly.edu Ethnic Studies 
Grace Yeh gyeh@calpoly.edu Ethnic Studies | RISE Advisor
Katherine Zevallos Pastor kzevallo@calpoly.edu Undocumented Resource Area Coordinator | Student Academic Services

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Contact

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Contact the Dream Center at dreamcenter@calpoly.edu or 805-756-6362. To set up a meeting with the Undocumented Student Working Group, email undocu@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-2418. See our Ally List to find allies and working group members in specific departments.

Email the Working Group