Advocacy Organizations

On-Campus Resources

The Undocumented Student Support Committee (USSC)

The Undocumented Student Support Committee (USSC) works to identify and address the needs of undocumented students at Albion College. The members of the committee are here to support undocumented and DACA students.

The following are active members of this committee in 2023-2024 and can be contacted to support undocumented students and their allies:

  • Griselda Iñiguez, Assistant Director of Student Success (
  • Cliff Harris, Professor, Chemistry, (
  • Drew Dunham, Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs and Registrar, (
  • Marcie Noble, Lecturer of Spanish (
  • Sharese Shannon Mathis, Assistant Dean for Campus Life (
  • Joe Lee-Cullin, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment, (
  • Lisa Lewis, Interim Provost (
  • The Cutler Center

    “Undocumented students are valued members of our College community. They deserve to feel safe on campus and to have access to the resources they need to be successful. Cutler Center staff are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment in which undocumented students can utilize peer and staff support, regardless of status.” – Chris Berry, Assistant Dean for Student Success. Cutler Center Director.

    Albion Counseling Services

    “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. All services are confidential as covered by state HIPPA laws and our professional code of ethics and conduct. This means the citizenship status of students using counseling services is not reported to anyone outside our office.

    Career and Internship Center

    Undocumented and DACA students face many difficulties associated with job and internship searches. The Albion College Career and Internship Center is available to support all students regardless of immigration status. It is important to note that all DACA and Undocumented students are eligible for and encouraged to engage in ALL of the Career and Internship Center programs and services.

    Office of Belonging

    At Albion, we embrace not just diversity, inclusion and equity, but true belonging. We are committed to building a campus that feels like home for everyone.

    Reporting Discriminatory Harassment

    Albion College seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students can learn. If a student experiences harassment or discriminatory treatment there are several ways they can report it. Please see the Report Discriminatory Harassment page for details, including an anonymous reporting tool.

    Off-Campus Resources

    Michigan Advocacy

    One Michigan

    One Michigan is an organization led by immigrant youth and supported by strong allies throughout the state of Michigan.

    The Undocumented Student Guide to College in Michigan is a guide put together by One Michigan.

    Justice for Our Neighbors

    Justice for Our Neighbors is a Kalamazoo organization that supports a humane climate for immigrant communities and fair, non-punitive immigration reform. Staff, board members and volunteers work toward this goal through community outreach and education, partnering with other local, regional and national immigration organizations, supporting new programmatic and policy initiatives and promoting advocacy actions.


    Voces was initially organized in 2007 by a small group of dedicated Latinos and allies interested in improving the health, quality of life, and leadership of Latinx families in greater Battle Creek, MI.

    Michigan Immigration Rights Center

    Michigan Immigration Rights Center is a statewide immigrant inclusion initiative of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. The program partners with community-based organizations, local governments, individuals and institutions across the state that are interested in making local communities more welcoming for immigrants, refugees, and all residents.

    National Advocacy

    United We Dream

    United We Dream is a non-partisan immigrant youth-led organization and network. Their DREAM Education Empowerment Program webpages have many helpful resources for students, their families, advisors, and all Higher Ed professionals assisting students.

    Immigrants Rising

    Immigrants Rising serves undocumented young people and focuses on encouraging education and career attainment.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Information on requesting Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    My Undocumented Life

    My Undocumented Life is an up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators).

    Legal Resources

    A list of legal resources provided by Albion College.