Fresh Ideas on Undocumented Student Rights

Over the last several years, our university has begun to address the difficult journey undocumented students face while attending Georgetown. The University has declared:

“As a Catholic and Jesuit institution, Georgetown University values the dignity of all members of the university community, regardless of immigration status. We are a university in the heart of the nation’s capital and believe in educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. An estimated 65,000 children born abroad who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents graduate from U.S. high schools each year. As we engage with the impacts of globalization and the responsibilities we have in a new global context, we must, as educators, support all of our students, including those who were born abroad.”

GUSA will continue working with administrators to fulfill Georgetown’s mission to support every student, regardless of their background.

Initiatives

  • Work with the Undocumented Student Task Force to continue supporting the institutionalization of a full-time coordinator position
  • Collaborate with GUSA’s DC Federal Relations to advocate for undocumented students at Capitol Hill for the BRIDGE Act
  • Support Hoyas for Immigrant Rights and UndocuHoyas in their annual Educators Coming Out day
  • Implement an Undocumented Student Awareness Week
  • Continue working with administration to respond to the 22 demands of the GU Sanctuary Movement petition that was presented to President DeGoia in November.
  • Explore the option of incorporating training to new faculty and staff about undocumented students
  • Improve the website for undocumented students to include more information on the application process to Georgetown