How can faculty and staff support undocumented students?
DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. - Most, not all, of our undocumented students will have DACA. Sometimes referred to as DACAmented.
DACA FAQ at OSU
Note: This guidance applies to all Oregon State University locations. It does not apply to routine contacts by federal officials to certain offices, such as International Programs and Export Control.
We hope that use of this guidance will not be necessary. Current federal policy restricts immigration enforcement actions from occurring at sensitive locations, including universities.
If at any time you feel unsafe, call the OSU Department of Public Safety at 541-737-7000 (Corvallis campus) or 541-322-3110 (Cascades campus), or dial 9-1-1 (from any location).
Respond to the officer’s request for information by saying:
“I am unable to provide information to you. I can refer you to our Office of the General Counsel. Their phone number is 541-737-2474 and they are located on the 5th floor of the Kerr Administration Building.”
If the officer persists, do not interfere with their actions.
Gather as much identifying information as you are able, including the name of the official, the federal agency, and badge or identification numbers.
Observe their conduct and take detailed notes of what transpires, if you are able.
Call the Office of General Counsel at 541-737-2474 and relay any information provided to you or gathered during the interaction, including the nature of the request, the name of the official, badge or identification numbers, contact information, etc. Leave a message with your contact information if no one answers.