Information and Support for Undocumented Students

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) provides temporary periods of deferred action from deportation as well as eligibility to have a work permit in the United States to undocumented individuals who were brought to this country as young children. Established in 2012 by executive order, protections are only available to individuals who have come forward and provided their personal information and disclosed their identities to the federal government. As of September 5, 2017, the federal government announced that DACA will be rescinded. There are about 800,000 people in the DACA program today and the protections are now being threatened. We want to extend our support to DACA students and provide access to resources that might prove beneficial.

Cultural and ethnic diversity are a part of the identity and values of William Paterson University. Like similar public institutions around the country, we value the contributions that all of our students, faculty and staff make to our academic community.

William Paterson University supports all students attending the University and is committed to helping students achieve success from admission until graduation. We recognize that there are specific challenges undocumented students face as they pursue their education. This website is designed to share resources and information to help undocumented students make the most of their experience at William Paterson University.

President's Messages to the Campus

National DACA Statement Signed by President

Vice President Cammarata's Message to Students

Additional Resources and Information