For Current Students

Through Breaking Barriers, we aim to provide individualized guidance and support for our students throughout their time at Bryn Mawr.

While our undocumented+ students are able to access and benefit many of the services and resources available on campus, we have developed additional opportunities that undocumented+ students may benefit from as it relates to their circumstances. Below, we have outlined what support and opportunities look like for undocumented+ students during their time at Bryn Mawr.

Academic Year

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Breaking Barriers students at our Owl Study Night!

The Assistant Dean for Student Support & Belonging and your assigned Advising Dean will continue to reach out to check-in, see how you are doing, get you connected to groups or opportunities that you may not have had a chance to learn about, and more. While your Advising Dean (and later your Academic Major Advisor) focus on supporting you in crafting an academic plan and serve as a resource, the Student Support & Belonging Dean will serve as an additional resource and support person for all undocumented+, first-generation and students coming from limited-income backgrounds.

Moreover, undocumented, DACA and TPS students are invited to join Building Bridges and Navigating Pathways, which are additional opportunities to meet and establish connections with Bryn Mawr and Haverford’s undocumented+ community. And, as a Breaking Barriers scholar, students are welcome to attend our social events and workshops throughout the year!

Once a student has declared a major, we will continue to work closely with the student, their Advising Dean, and Academic Major Advisor to ensure the student’s academic and professional success and personal well-being.

Internships & Opportunities

A huge part of the college experience includes finding and applying for internships, fellowships and opportunities that enhance one’s academic interests and professional development. Throughout your time at Bryn Mawr, we will work closely with you, your Advising Dean and Academic Major Advisor on identifying and applying to opportunities open to undocumented+ students. In partnership with the Career & Civic Engagement Center, we offer Navigating Pathways, which focuses on career and professional development-oriented workshops and discussions for undocumented, DACA & TPS students. Students are asked to commit attending all sessions. In doing so, we believe that students will graduate from Bryn Mawr equipped with the knowledge and understanding to forge their own path.

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Resources & Support via Navigating Pathways Moodle

While all Breaking Barriers students will have access to our Breaking Barriers moodle, undocumented, DACA and TPS students will also have access to our Navigating Pathways (NP) moodle. Why two moodles? We wanted to have a separate space dedicated to storing and sharing vital resources and information on immigration news and policy updates, immigration lawyer resources, employment, graduate school, and health & counseling. The NP moodle page is set up with guest access which will enable students to continue accessing the platform even after they graduate whereas our Breaking Barriers moodle is accessible for current students only. Please remember to log in as a Guest when visiting this page.

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Immigration Lawyer Benefit for Bryn Mawr Students, Faculty & Staff

Bryn Mawr has partnered with Klasko Immigration Law Partners (KILP) which is a law firm dedicated solely to providing industry-leading employment-based, investment-based, and litigation immigration services to its clients…by providing high-quality comprehensive immigration legal services. Through this partnership, Bryn Mawr students, faculty and staff are eligible for a free 15-minute consultation. Interested in receiving a consultation? Please contact us at commsbreakingbarriers@brynmawr.edu