Bryn Mawr College is dedicated to expanding educational access and rejecting all forms of discrimination, including those based on national origin. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and have created policies and resources in support of that commitment.
We understand undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students may feel fear and uncertainty based on recent actions by the federal government and an increasingly hostile national climate. This website is intended to remind the community of the following College policies and practices as they affect undocumented and international students and reaffirm our commitment to welcoming all students, regardless of national origin or citizenship status.
“Undocumented students have been valuable members of our community, and have contributed and will continue to contribute their talents across professional fields.”
Confidentiality and Protections for Students
The College will not release information about students’ citizenship or immigration status (including information regarding students’ visas and Green Cards) unless presented with a subpoena or similar legal requirement.
The College does not use E-Verify to verify a student’s (or staff member’s) eligibility to work at the College.
Campus Safety will not be involved with enforcing federal immigration laws, including Green Card and visa issues, nor will they inquire about or record a student’s immigration status when interacting with students. Law enforcement officials seeking to come on campus are expected to check in first with Campus Safety and present a warrant or other enforceable legal instrument.
Admissions and Financial Aid Information
We value our diverse community and its power to help students become well-rounded and engaged citizens. Bryn Mawr College does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship in our admissions process, and undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students graduating from U.S. high schools or earning a high school equivalency diploma in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
The College will continue to welcome applicants and to support students of all nationalities and religions.
- We will continue to meet full, demonstrated financial need for all students, including undocumented and international students, enrolled at Bryn Mawr.
Members of the community who are seeking immigration legal advice can find a licensed attorney using AILA’s Lawyer Search. In the past, community members have used Klasko Immigration Law Partners, which offers 15-minute consultations for students, faculty and staff of client organizations. For more information, contact Ann-Therese Ortíz.
- Message on DACA Decision from the Supreme Court, June 22, 2020
- Update on Judicial Review of DACA, October 8, 2019
- A Message Regarding DACA, April 10, 2018
- A Message From President Cassidy Regarding DACA, Sept. 7, 2017
- Message to the Community from President Cassidy and Dean Walters, Feb. 24, 2017
- Announcement from President Cassidy and Dean Walters, Jan. 29, 2017
- Support for DACA and Undocumented Students, Dec. 2, 2016