As New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher education, The University of New Mexico plays a vital role in the protection and inclusivity of undocumented students on campus.
A two-hour training session, focused on how UNM faculty and staff can advocate for undocumented students on campus, is set for Friday, Sept. 7 from 1-3 p.m. in Rodey Theater. By creating a Dream Campus at UNM, UNM can build the institutional infrastructure to support and protect undocumented students.
The training will include an introduction to DACA and student experiences on campus, a brief ‘know your rights’ training, and detailed information about how UNM can better organize within our departments and colleges to make the Dream Campus designation a reality.
Every year, 65,000 undocumented students graduate high school. Of those students 7.5 percent go onto college, while only 1-3 percent graduate (US Department of Education, 2015). There are numerous reasons why undocumented students do not graduate college, including an arduous work schedule, financial instability, and family separation.