Q: Does the UO support undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students?
A: We have heard from numerous students, faculty and staff members that they are concerned about potential changes to immigration laws, especially as it relates to undocumented students and those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. We want to be very clear that we support all UO students, regardless of their immigration status. While it is too soon to speculate on what may happen in the future, the University of Oregon remains committed to the DACA policy and providing an inclusive campus that values global citizenship and engagement. International students, scholars, and faculty members as well as undocumented and DACA students continue to be protected by the same privacy laws and university policies as US citizens.
Q: Where do I go with questions about support for undocumented students and community members on campus?
A: The university has created an administrative position within the Division of Student Life that will be a point of contact. Jane Irungu, assistant vice president for student engagement, will serve as the University of Oregon’s point of contact and resource for international students and those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Irungu can be reached at 541-346-4464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.