Sewanee is here to SUPPORT you

Multicultural Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Office of Global Citizenship
The Wellness Center (Counseling Services)
The Chaplain’s Office
  1. Will I be safe on campus? Sewanee has made it clear that we support the DACA program.  Further, the University will not release information about any student’s status to anyone outside of the University, unless legally compelled to do so.
  2. Can I renew my DACA status? We are drafting a new answer to this question based on recent changes to the DACA program. Please check back.
  3. Will I be allowed to attend Sewanee? Yes. Undocumented students, with or without DACA, are welcome on our campus and should continue to pursue higher education.
  4. Will the University turn over my information to ICE? Only if we are legally compelled to do so.
  5. If I have DACA, can I leave the country? We are drafting a new answer to this question based on recent changes to the DACA program. Please check back.
  6. Will I lose my financial aid? No. Any undocumented student, with or without DACA, currently receiving institutional financial aid will not lose their funding from Sewanee as long as they are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  7. Who can I reach out to for support? The Dean of Students Office is ready to help. There are staff and offices that are ready to assist you if you have concerns or questions as a result of the announcement about the DACA Program. 
  8. What do I do if ICE or other government office asks me for information on a student? (for faculty and staff) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of information contained in student education records. Information from those records may be shared outside of the university only with the written consent of the student or if an exception to FERPA’s consent requirement applies (e.g., directory information, health and safety emergency). The Registrar’s Office is available to help guide you through issues regarding student records privacy and to respond to requests for student records. Faculty and staff should not, and have no responsibility to, provide information to a federal or state official requesting immediate information on a phone call or during an in-person visit. Any oral or written request you receive should be referred to the University's Office of General Counsel in Walsh-Ellett Hall. More information can be can also be found from the Provost’s Office

  • These fact sheets from United We Dream and the National Immigration Law Center may be helpful in answering questions about renewing DACA.

  • Note that the DACA renewal program may be available indefinitely or it could be stopped by another court decision. DACA rules are subject to quick changes. The website of the National Immigration Law Center maintains reliable current information about DACA.

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