Undocumented Students

Undocumented and DACA-mented Students

Albion College draws its strength from the rich diversity of our students. We are pleased to welcome qualified students from all backgrounds, regardless of citizenship and immigration status, into our living and learning community.

We are mindful of the challenges faced by DACA holders and undocumented students during these uncertain times and are committed to continuing to welcome and support these individuals.

College Statements and Contacts

Faculty and staff are not required to assist federal immigration authorities or allow entrance to rooms, access to information or any other student access, barring specific directions contained in an official warrant. Agents or officers claiming to have a warrant should be referred to Campus Safety, who will consult with College counsel as necessary to verify the warrant. Discover on-campus contacts.

Academic Program Information

The Office of Admission is an on-campus resource. The Office of Admission at Albion College is committed to welcoming and supporting undocumented students and we invite qualified candidates regardless of citizenship and immigration status to apply for admission. Off-campus resources are also available, as well as teaching certification information.

Mental Health, Medical Information & Resources

Albion College Counseling Services offers a comprehensive range of free services to all currently enrolled Albion College students, regardless of citizenship status. These services include individual and group psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, educational and psychological testing, and psychiatric consultations.

In partnership with TimelyMD, Albion College provides 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care to students through Albion Care. Albion Care is available to all students 365 days a year from anywhere in the United States, free of charge, with no insurance necessary. The only required ID is logging in with Albion email address. Find additional resources.

Financial Resources & Information

The Office of Student Financial Services at Albion College is committed to welcoming and supporting undocumented students and we financially support all admitted students regardless of citizenship and immigration status.

Undocumented students qualify for all merit-based scholarships offered by Albion and will be awarded scholarships based on their academic merit and geographic location.

Additional financial aid is available. Please speak with your admission counselor and inform them that you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA. Your admission counselor will then work with Student Financial Services to prepare your comprehensive financial aid award.

Legal Resources & Info

The citizenship status of an Albion student is not relevant to the functions and responsibilities of Campus Safety, so officers do not ask students for any documentation or other information related to their citizenship status.

The City of Albion’s Public Safety Department allows their police officers to request information about citizenship status from individuals who are suspects or have been arrested for a criminal act. Albion Public Safety (city police) will also provide assistance to ICE agents and other federal authorities when requested by those agencies to do so. Note: the campus safety officers based on Albion College’s campus are not police officers and do NOT ask questions about citizenship. Further information can be found here.

Advocacy Organizations and Contacts

The Undocumented Student Support Committee (USSC) works to identify and address the needs of undocumented students at Albion College. The Faculty Committee on Diversity works to address a wide variety of diversity-related issues on campus. Visit the Advocacy Organizations page for both on and off-campus resources.