College Statements and Contacts

  • 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.
  • 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.

On-Campus Contacts

What do I do if I see Immigration Enforcement on campus?

Any situations on campus involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be referred to Ken Snyder, Director of Campus Safety who can be reached by calling campus safety at 517/629-0911. Mr. Snyder will consult with College counsel as necessary to verify any warrant presented.

Where can I find resources locally?

Registrar Andrew Dunham, is available to help students and their allies find resources. He can be reached at 517/629-0216 or .

Undocumented Student Support Committee (USSC)

The USSC works to identify and address the needs of undocumented students at Albion College.

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

  • Scott Hendrix, Writing Center director
  • Molly Thompson-Vanderheyden, admission counselor
  • Lynn Verduzco-Baker, associate professor, Anthropology & Sociology
  • Patrick McLean, director, Ford Institute
  • Deborah Kanter, professor, History
  • Marcie Noble, staff lecturer, Spanish
  • Carrie Menold, associate professor, Geological Sciences
  • Cristen Casey, director, Center for International Education
  • Sarah Goldman, associate director, Admission

Faculty Committee on Diversity

The Faculty Committee on Diversity works to address a wide variety of diversity related issues on campus. The members of this committee are:

  • Holger Elischberger, chair
  • Ashley Feagin
  • Nicolle Zellner
  • Keena Williams
  • Lynn Verduzco-Baker

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 this page for details, including an anonymous reporting tool.

Mental Health, Medical Information & Resources

On-Campus Resources

Albion College 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.

Our hours are 8-12:00 and 1-5:00 Monday-Friday. We also have an on-call counselor available after hours and over the weekend. To contact the on-call counselor, contact campus safety and ask to speak with the counselor on-call. Our office is located in the white building across the street from Wesley Hall. For more information visit our webpage.

Student Health Services Statement: The mission of Albion College Student Health Services is “To provide holistic and comprehensive care to Albion College students”. These services are provided to all Albion College students regardless of citizenship status. The services provided by our clinic are mostly free. A full list of services can be found on our webpage.

All services provided within the clinic are confidential. This means the citizenship status of the student is not reported to anyone outside Student Health Services, except when necessary for referrals to other specialty services. Student Health Services staff have access to a network of specialty service providers who understand and are willing to participate in the care of our undocumented students. When referral is needed to a specialty clinic, call Student Health Services at 517/629-0220, and we will assist you with referral to one of these providers.

Off-Campus Resources

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