Resources for Dreamers

Student success is our #1 priority and The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing support and resources to all students.

Dreamers

We use the term Dreamers to identify undocumented students who may or may not hold DACA Status-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Message of SupportLisa Nagy, the Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to creating a welcoming environment where all students can thrive and focus on accomplishing their academic goals. As Mavericks, our diverse campus provides a rich university experience where students can explore, learn and support one another. Our staff and faculty are invested in each individual student and are available to help you navigate challenges or obstacles on your academic journey. If there is anything you need, we are here to help.

This website was developed to provide a central place to connect students with resources related to DACA in addition to providing our campus community with important information impacting our DACA and undocumented students. Our hope is to provide a support network for you to ensure all Mavericks can succeed.

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Lisa Nagy
Vice President for Student Affairs

Current State of DACA

On June, 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled the administration could not proceed with the plan to discontinue the DACA program.

The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by protecting them from deportation, giving them the legal ability to work and attend institutions of higher education. For UTA this means that DACA recipients who currently have or previously had DACA can continue to submit applications to renew their DACA and continue their education.

How We Help Students

Your success is dependent upon creating a campus community where all students feel they are welcome, safe, and that they belong at UTA. We are dedicating resources to educate and train faculty, staff, and students on how to effectively support our Dreamers so they may be successful during their time at UTA and beyond.

Dreamers Council

The Dreamers Council includes faculty and staff from around campus who will be trained advocates and create a support network for students. Dreamers Council Members can be contacted directly by students, staff, and faculty to answer questions and provide support for students.

Programs and Events

The Dreamers Council will recommend workshops, programs and events to be available for students throughout the year. Programs will be posted on the Multicultural Affairs website. While campus is on limited operations, all Dreamers events will be hosted virtually.

Upcoming Programs - TBD

  • Know Your Rights
  • Dreamer Navigation Workshop
  • Dreamer Ally Training