Amidst legislative uncertainty, CSUSB continues to offer tailored support services to the diverse undocumented student community on campus, some of whom identify as undocumented, Dreamers or DACA recipients.
President Tomás D. Morales donated a beaded calavera (skull), made by art student Valeria Vargas, to the CSUSB Undocumented Student Success Center, which he purchased during a Día de los Muertos celebration and auction last November.
Jairo Leon, the first director named for CSUSB’s Undocumented Student Success Center, plans to advocate, create and build on the programs and services available to undocumented students.
The university is ranked No. 6 in the nation among more than 1,500 universities on the annual 2021 Social Mobility Index (SMI) published by CollegeNET.
As part of our celebration of Womxn’s History Month, take a look back at our feature profile of Paloma Villegas, assistant professor of sociology, who encourages her students to think about a radical hope.
The funds will be used exclusively to support the implementation and enhancement of programming and services for undocumented students and their families to increase retention and graduation rates.
Paloma Villegas, assistant professor of sociology, encourages her students to think about a radical hope. “How can we imagine a future that is not like right now? And what would we need to do to get there?”
The award will be used to recruit and train 22 academic fellows per academic year from the CSUSB Undocumented Student Success Center, Office of Pre-College Programs, and 2020 alumni.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this summer that prevented the Trump administration from immediately ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be the focus of the program.