Undocumented Student Resources

Elmhurst University strives to build a community that values and embraces diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to all our students, regardless of citizenship, and all students are eligible for consideration for merit-based academic and enrichment scholarships. We are committed to providing guidance and support to undocumented students at Elmhurst University.

Admissions and Financial Services

All students, regardless of citizenship, can seek admission at Elmhurst University, including undocumented students. Undocumented students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid, though students may qualify for other types of merit-based and enrichment scholarships. Scholarships range in the amount awarded and the University is committed to assisting undocumented students with scholarship opportunities and loan support. Incoming and current students are encouraged to meet with Financial Services to discuss options for support. Elmhurst University adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to protect the privacy of all student educational records.

Programs and Support Services

Elmhurst University is committed to supporting undocumented students through a variety of programs and resources. There are not any legal resources available on campus. However, those seeking information can schedule a meeting with the Director of Student Support Services and Intervention, who can provide general information regarding national organizations and law firms that help explain undocumented rights and the shifting legal landscape.

Students can schedule appointments for individual counseling through Counseling Services which offers counseling, psychiatric services, workshops, and self-help resources. Students looking for other support and resources outside of counseling can schedule a meeting with the Student Affairs Case Manager.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion offers programs related to diversity and social justice education, while also providing support networks for specific student populations, including undocumented and DACA students.

Professional Development and Training

Elmhurst University is committed to learning and growing to support our undocumented students. Through the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the University can offer training to increase awareness for the inclusion of undocumented students and their experiences across campus. Training is open to faculty and staff.

University Contacts

Elmhurst can provide resources to support undocumented students. Please reach out to:

Cheryl Leoni

Dean of Students and Director of the Frick Center
Office of Student Affairs

Additional Resources

Connect with #elmhurstu