Dreamers Welcome

Many members of the University administration, faculty, and staff recognize that undocumented students feel unsafe, confused, and frustrated because of the current political uncertainty. Consequently, all students at Wake Forest University, including those who are undocumented or qualify for the DACA program, can expect support across campus. Ultimately, skilled and caring staff and faculty are here to help undocumented students get the most from their Wake Forest experience and provide guidance as our students navigate their academic pursuits. The University will also work with students to ensure they are able to continue their studies and encourage students to seek support from the Office of Academic Advising should they encounter any personal or familial hardship or challenges due to changing immigration laws.

Additional Resources and Information

If you need additional resources or information, please email Shaun Elliott at elliottl@wfu.edu.

Undocumented Students Advisory Group (USAG)

The USAG is a group of Wake Forest staff and faculty who support and influence institutional practices and policies on behalf of undocumented and DACA students. The following individuals make up the USAG, and you may reach out to any of them with additional questions or feedback regarding the experiences of undocumented and DACA students on campus.

Presidents’ Alliance Resource

Wake Forest has been a member of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration since 2019. As stated on the Alliance’s website, this group of “college and university leaders are dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses, and communities.”

Please visit the Alliance’s website for the latest information on immigration reform and its impact on Higher Education.