Resources for You
How to get help on campus
Counseling and Psychological Services: Provides culturally inclusive mental health services and educational counseling at no cost to enrolled students.
DREAM/Undocumented Student Working Group: SJSU team seeking to connect students to helpful resources on and off campus.
Contact: Co-chair Lucila Serrato-Lager, email@example.com, 408-924-6094. (Co-chair Julia Curry, associate professor of Mexican-American studies, is on sabbatical, spring 2017.)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): Academic and financial help for first-generation, low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, including AB 540 students.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Office: Provides educational financing options and connects students with scholarship opportunities.
How they can help: SJSU partners with TheDream.Us scholarship program and assists with the California DREAM Loan Program.
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center: Support services — including advocacy, programming, events — for students from historically underrepresented identity groups.
University Police Department: According a statement from the CSU Chancellor, "We do advise advise any member of our CSU community — students, faculty and staff — who is approached while on campus by federal, state or local officials asking for information or documentation regarding immigration status, to immediately contact the University Police Department." UPD will act as a liaison with such officials.
Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE): SJSU group that advocates for and supports undocumented high school and college students.
How they can help: Current information on immigration matters; offers support to undocumented students.
Where to get legal assistance and policy updates
Services, Immigration Rights and Education Network (SIREN): Community education and organizing, policy advocacy and naturalization services for
the immigrant and refugee communities in Silicon Valley.
Q&A hotline: 408-453-3017 (English, Spanish); 408-453-3013 (English, Vietnamese)
How they can help: Can provide immigration legal assistance and legal services.
Asian Law Alliance: Legal services and advocacy for Asian-Pacific Islander communities. Telephone: 408-287-9710
How they can help: Legal services for immigration and citizenship, civil rights and more.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): Immigration legal trainings, educational materials and advocacy to advance immigrant
How they can help: Current information and analysis about immigration policy.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF): Advocacy, communications, community education and litigation for Latino immigrants.
How they can help: Current legal and civil rights information for Latino communities. Information on scholarships and other related resources are also available on website.
Mexican Consulate in San Jose: Consular services (passport/visa processing, community outreach, policy communications)
for Mexican citizens in Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
How they can help: Current information about immigration policy and its effect on Mexican citizens.
National Immigration Law Center: Litigation, advocacy, strategic communications and education for immigrants.
How they can help: Current information on immigration policy.
California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC): Develops and supports immigration public debate and policy decisions.
How they can help: Current information about immigration policy, advocacy tools, education and research materials.
Scholarship and financial resources
These organizations have been known to provide scholarships or links to scholarships that do not require legal residency or citizenship:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: For Latino students, plus outreach and educational programming.
Chicana Latina Foundation: Merit-based $1,500 scholarships.
National Associates for Chicana and Chicano Studies’ Immigrant Student Beca: $100 to $500 scholarships for undocumented students.
Ernesto Galarza Scholarship: Includes awards for undocumented students; sponsored by the university’s Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA).
Educators for Fair Consideration (e4fc): List of scholarships for immigrant students, including the New American Scholars Program, which has financial awards for low-income immigrant students in the Bay Area.