last revised 6/13/2018

Campus Contacts

Center for Multicultural Equity and Access

5th Floor Leavey Center

  • Associate Director for Undocumented Student Services
    • Arelis Palacios at ap1431 [at] georgetown.edu, 202-687-6240
  • General Contact
    • undocuhoyas [at] georgetown.edu
  • Undocumented Student Advisory Team
    • Campus Ministry: Father Jerry Hayes & Rabbi Rachel Gartner
    • Cawley Career Education Center: Beth Harlan
    • Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS): Dr. Angelo Rivero Santos
    • Center for Multicultural Equity & Access: Devita Bishundat
    • Center for Social Justice: Jessica Lee
    • Department of Performing Arts: David Molk
    • Georgetown College: Dr. Stefan Zimmers
    • Georgetown Scholarship Program: Corey Stewart
    • Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor: Jessica Chillin
    • LGBTQ Resource Center: Shiva Subbaraman
    • McDonough School of Business: Daniela Brancaforte
    • Office of Global Education: Arelis Palacios, Co-Chair
    • Office of Residential Education: Angel Garcia
    • Office of Student Financial Services: Kevin Mahaney, Co-Chair
    • Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Jaime Briseño
    • School of Foreign Service: Samuel Aronson and Mini Murphy
    • School of Medicine: Dr. Susan Cheng

— Source: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/; Accessed: 3/6/2018

 

institutional websites

https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/

  • Major resource for undocumented students at Georgetown

https://careercenter.georgetown.edu/undocumented-students

  • Extensive information about career searches and work with or without DACA.

https://www.facebook.com/UndocuHoyas/

  • Information hub for GU Undocumented Student Support Services

https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/public-statements

  • Collected statements of institutional support

https://youtu.be/bUkgo3yto1A

  • Official video highlighting contributions on campus by Dreamers.

 

student initiatives

No information available.

 

Institutional policies

Georgetown University is committed to supporting undocumented students and the unique challenges they may face. Georgetown recently appointed our first full-time associate director, Arelis Palacios, for undocumented student services. In addition, Georgetown has a working group of faculty, staff and students who meet regularly to focus on supporting undocumented students.

Georgetown welcomes and supports students of all backgrounds without regard to their immigration status. We welcome all interested individuals to apply and we do not require students to provide proof of citizenship. Georgetown is proud of its need-blind/meet full need policy regarding all of its undergraduate students. Consistent with that commitment, although Federal aid programs are not available to undocumented students, Georgetown provides institutional aid to all undergraduate students who qualify for need-based aid, without regard to immigration status.

Georgetown protects the privacy of student information and records consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Georgetown will not release information regarding undocumented student immigration status to the Department of Homeland Security, unless legally compelled to do so (e.g., a warrant, subpoena or other court order).

Students will not be held or arrested by GUPD on the basis of immigration status alone. GUPD does not have the responsibility to enforce federal laws regarding immigration status and will not ask students about their immigration status.
— Source: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/FAQs; Accessed: 6/13/2018

 

Financial support

Georgetown is proud of its need-blind/meet full need policy regarding all of its undergraduate students. Consistent with that commitment, although Federal aid programs are not available to undocumented students, Georgetown provides institutional aid to all undergraduate students who qualify for need-based aid, without regard to immigration status.
— Source: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/FAQs; Accessed: 6/13/2018

Contact Dean David Pollock (pollockd [at] georgetown.edu) for questions about financial aid at the School of Medicine

— Source: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/financial-aid; Accessed: 6/13/2018

legal support

Undocumented students with a Georgetown ID can receive free legal advice from Catholic Charities at its two walk-in locations in Washington, D.C. Services include a comprehensive initial consultation, advice on applying for and renewing DACA, and advice on Advance Parole for studying abroad.
— Source: https://undocumented.georgetown.edu/legal-aid; Accessed: 6/13/2018