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Built on the foundation of educational equity and opportunity, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities. The Center strives to educate and build awareness of changing policies affecting California's undocumented population. We acknowledge that immigration status is one aspect of an individual’s identity that does not solely define a person or their capacity. We promote a holistic approach to recruitment and retention of students in higher education, taking into account a student’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

Donation options that help AB540 and undocumented undergraduate and graduate/professional students at UC Davis:

$30 covers breakfast and lunch for a day

$50 covers gas or public transportation for a week

$100 covers a copay for a doctor’s visit or groceries for a week

$150 helps with the cost of textbooks for the quarter or graduation cap and gown

$250 helps with basic needs like mental health support and or personal hygiene products

$375 covers graduate school applications or research tools (i.e.) Stata, Dedoose

$500 helps towards one month’s rent, housing deposit, or an opportunity grant

$750 helps cover the cost of attending a professional/personal development conference/program or to help a student explore entrepreneurship opportunities

$1,500 helps offset tuition expenses or legal filing fees

How your support helps the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center make a different for AB540 and undocumented undergraduate and graduate/professional undocumented students at UC Davis:

“I am currently a post baccalaureate student at the UCD School of Medicine and am very thankful for the AB540 center. Everyone there has been extremely kind to me and have made my experience at UCD amazing. Thank you for helping me with scholarships, food security, bedding, and overall a safe place. Your work does not go unnoticed. I am so thankful.”

“The AB540 Center hosts mental health and emotional well being activities which are important to me.”

“I feel truly seen and accepted in this space.”

“The staff knows of the names of the students that attend the center, making personal connections and giving me a sense of belonging.”

“What I like best is that the time that I went to the AB540 and Undocumented students center I went in to ask a question and they gave me solutions for my problem.”

*Quotes are gathered from the UC Davis student satisfaction survey report for the 19-20 academic year

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Lamia Hajani
External Relations and Development Program Manager
[email protected]
(530) 304-5575 (Phone)

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Student Support

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