Undocumented and DACA Students
The Drexel University Counseling Center believes that our DACA and undocumented students are respected members of our community and deserve to continue their education and work here without fear of deportation. DACA students are brave and resilient and bring meaningful contributions and experiences to our Drexel community. The political climate around DACA and undocumented immigrants has created much stress, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty for many DACA students and their loved ones, which can make it difficult to fully engage in the Drexel educational experience. Being a college student comes with its own challenges, and when you add fears of deportation, concerns around family safety, finances, uncertainty about the future, xenophobia, and racism, it is understandable that being a DACA student can feel overwhelming at times.
The Counseling Center strives to create a culturally sensitive space with counselors who are humble and responsive to cultural strengths. You do not have to disclose your immigration status; that is your choice on when, how, or if you want to share. We offer a free and confidential space where undocumented students can talk with a counselor and develop a plan to address any concerns. We will not disclose any information without your prior written consent or the existence of a serious safety concern.
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