Students Who Are Undocumented or DACAmented

As the current political climate surrounding immigration continues to present unique challenges for students and their families who are undocumented, Emory’s commitment to support students of diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, national, and international backgrounds remains consistent as an inviolable component of the university’s mission.

In Fall 2017, the university publicly reaffirmed its commitment to protect and empower all students as they pursue scholarship by engaging senior leadership with students who are Undocumented or DACAmented on campus. Through this engagement, the university made significant strides to expand systems of support, including the addition of emergency and non-emergency resources for students who are Undocumented or DACAmented.

Emory University's mission of serving all students continues to be actualized through the support of administrative staff, faculty and students dedicated to the sustainment of diverse intellectual and social energy. In an effort to fulfill this mission, Student Case Management and Intervention Services, Programs and Services houses several resources and programs to assist students who are Undocumented or DACAmented in addition to resources offered to all Emory Students.

DACA Renewal Grant: 

Student Case Management and Intervention Services offers financial assistance to aid in the cost of renewing DACA applications. SCMIS Staff can assist students with procuring necessary forms and can connect students with immigration lawyers to assist in the completion of appropriate documentation. We highly recommend working with a trained litigator to ensure all documentation is completed correctly.

For more information on the SCMIS DACA Renewal Grant, please contact Adrienne Smith at

Immigration Litigation Referrals:

Student Case Management and Intervention Services in collaboration with Emory Law School offers students referrals to immigration lawyers at Emory and in the community, who can assist with various affairs related to immigration law including DACA renewals, legal support, etc.

To learn more about Immigration Litigation Referrals, please contact Adrienne Smith at 

Emergency Financial Assistance:

Student Case Management and Intervention Services offers Emergency Financial Assistance to students for various reasons. With regards to undocumented students, this emergency fund can be used to offset costs associated with emergency travel arrangements, food security, housing, medical emergencies, etc.

If you are experiencing a crisis and are in need of financial assistance, please contact Adrienne Smith at to discuss potential options and resources.

For more information on Applying to Emory College as an Undocumented Student (with or without DACA) visit the Office of Admissions Undocumented Student Page:

For more information on Financial Aid Opportunities for Undocumented Students

For more information on Career and Post Graduate Opportunities for Undocumented Students

To learn more about University Action regarding the support of DACA and Undocumented Students

For more resources regarding Educational Opportunities for undocumented students including scholarships, fellowships, community connections, etc, visit:

As recent immigration policy continues to a source of potential distress, Student Case Management and Intervention Services remains committed to serving the needs of Emory students from all immigration statuses. This commitment includes students presently at Emory and extends to the families and loved ones of these students.

As a department dedicated to empowering students to navigate barriers, Student Case Management and Intervention Services understands that familial obligations and support do not disappear when you pursue your education. In fact, they become more important than ever.

We hope that you will embrace the resources available here in Student Case Management and Intervention Services and across Emory University to support you as you support others. Staff inStudent Case Management and Intervention Services can help assist students and families with community referrals and other resources. (Familial resources are granted on a case-by-case basis.To speak with a member of the SCMIS, please call our office 404-727-4193 during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm, or email us at

For more information on community resources for undocumented individuals and families please visit: