Sewanee is here to SUPPORT you
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Will the University turn over my information to ICE? Only if we are legally compelled to do so.
- 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.
- 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.
- Who can I reach out to for support? The Dean of Students Office is ready to help.
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 maintains reliable current information about DACA.
- Vice-Chancellor McCardell’s Statement on the Immigration Executive Order
- Vice-Chancellor McCardell's Message about Immigration and Citizenship
- NAICU List of Support for DACA
- ACE Support for DACA
- DHS Memo on Rescission of DACA
- FAQ on Rescission of DACA by DHS
- National Immigration Center FAQ on DACA
- Today's DACA Announcement
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Chart on Options