Guide for Advisors

U.S. Department of Education to Support Undocumented Students

The U.S. Department of Education Resources Guide hopes that educators, schools, and campuses will, as they see fit, draw upon the tips and examples in this Guide to better support undocumented youth and, ultimately, move us closer to the promises of college and career readiness for all.

UndocuCollege Guide and Equity Tools 

With the UndocCollege Guide and Equity Tool, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) “hoped that the following information and frameworks can help institutional leaders and educator advocates enhance their ability to advocate for undocumented student success and generate momentum and political will necessary to address some of the most pressing challenges undocumented students face in higher education. We see this publication as a living document and we are confident that all the feedback we receive will only strength further versions of this publications.

Community Resource Center for DACA/DREAMers and HSIs

Act on the DREAM Summit

On April 27, 2017, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities convened a meeting of more than three dozen national higher education and immigration organizations, including leading federal lawmakers, to discuss the issues surrounding DACA and undocumented students. To learn more about the ACT on the DREAM Summit, please download a copy of the Summit Report and Summary.

Among the outcomes of this meeting was the development of a national online resources center to better serve DACA/DREAMers and HSIs to provide a centralized registry of information for DACA/DREAMers and their families. The CRC will rely on user-generated information. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to recommend or submit resources to HACU for inclusion in the CRC. HACU will support the CRC through regular updates and on-going development of this webpage content and design.

Helpful Research Links 

U.S. Government


  • Excelencia in Education: follow links under “Research” tab for brief online research papers on Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Hispanic Higher education, including information about institutions with promising practices.
  • Pew Hispanic Center: for variety of research information about Hispanic issues. Click on “Education” under “Topic Index”.
  • Tomas River Policy Center: another good source  of research on Hispanic issues. Click on “Education” under “Research”.



IN 2003, HACU workers with a Task Force of STEM educators to produce “A National Study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education as Hispanic-Serving Institutions” with a grant from NSF. The report of that task force is available here.

Excelencia in Education


DACA Resources for Colleges & Universities

The information contained on this page is directed to faculty/staff and institutions of higher education as a resource for supporting DACA students. Below are a number of toolkits and guidelines designed to provide step by step directions and general information on creating a supportive campus climate. United We Dream - Toolkit for K-12 & Higher Education

Examples of Best DACA Practices in Higher Education 

The list of best DACA practices below provide an example of supportive efforts undertaken by colleges and universities across the country ranging from student centers to institutional statements.