Monday, June 24, 2019
Dear Students and Colleagues,
As many of you have heard, ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) may be carrying out operations in various unknown cities across the country. This is a direct result from President Donald Trump conveyed message through Twitter on Monday, June 17th, 2019. While we cannot confirm or deny the claims, various sightings have been reported and it is important to remain vigilant. Weber State University is committed to the safety of all students, which includes undocumented students with and without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Immigration is an integral part of our community and many members are directly affected by this administration’s decision-making. The continued negative remarks and reports can be detrimental to the well-being of our students and their families. It is important to remember that immigration affects everyone.
Students experiencing distress because of the reports can visit the University Counseling and Psychological Services Center in the Student Services Building, Suite 280, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students can also call 801-626-6406 to schedule an initial intake appointment or the 24-hour Crisis Line at 801-625-3700. More information about Counseling Center services may be found at weber.edu/CounselingCenter.
The office of Access &Diversity is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please reach out to us directly with any questions regarding updates or community resources at 801-626-7006.
College Access Advocate
WSU Office of Access & Diversity
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Norman C. & Barbara L. Tanner Housing Scholarship for 2018-19
The Office of Access & Diversity offers a scholarship for on-campus housing and meal plan for new incoming or current undergraduate ethnic/racial minority students, based on financial and housing need. The scholarship may cover partial or full cost of housing (shared room) and a meal plan in either Wildcat Village or University Village for 2 semesters. Students must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours), and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to apply. Students receiving the award must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Single applicants must be willing to share a room. This is a one year (2 semesters) scholarship and may be applied for annually. Please fill out the online Google Form Application to be considered.
Priority deadline is June 1, 2018.
News & Announcements
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
- Oportunidad Scholarship - Google Form application Deadline: May 2019
- The Halucinated Scholarship (For the Aspiring Creative)
Deadline: May 2019
- Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: June 2019
- U-DREAM Scholarship
Deadline: June 2019
USCIS and DACA Renewal Applications:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-(Click for Info)
As of October 2018, Update: USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. Due to federal court orders on Jan. 9, 2018 and Feb. 13, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. The scope of the Feb. 13 preliminary injunction issued in the Eastern District of New York is the same as the Jan. 9 preliminary injunction issued in the Northern District of California. Unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017, until further notice.
Here are some quality resources to help you as we all begin to sort out what this means for DACA students.
We will post additional information as it becomes available and as we know more.
YOU CAN GO TO COLLEGE! HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: