History of Undocumented Student Resources

Presidential Task Force

Understanding the importance of the recruitment, retention and success of undocumented students, in 2013 University President John G. Peters has commissioned the Presidential Task Force for the Support of Undocumented Students. At that time, NIU was viewed by many of its peers as a progressive institution that had already taken important steps to champion the needs of this important population. The development of this task force was an important component of that commitment, a commitment which continues today throughout our campus. 

"Sanctuary Campus" Request

In December 2016, NIU faculty, staff and students petitioned administration to have the university adopt a "sanctuary campus" designation. In January 2017, NIU issued a response to the request for "sanctuary campus" designation.

Ongoing Support Initiatives

Student-led organization

Undocumented Ally Training
Annual training for faculty & staff on how to effectively assist and support undocumented students on campus

Contact Us

Sandy López
Coordinator for Undocumented Student Support
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Campus Life Building 230

Virtual Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only slopez1@niu.edu

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