For many of you, these post-election days have been troubling and frightening – as an immigrant, you may feel attacked and/or disrespected. But despite what you have read or heard, despite what some people say, many in the U.S. and at MSU Denver strongly believe that you, like all immigrants before you, are the future of this country.
MSU Denver has supported undocumented, DACA, and immigrant students in the past, and it will continue to do so in the future. Through financial support, academic support, and student services, we want you to succeed during and after college. In-state tuition and financial support available to you are not determined by the federal government, but by the state and MSU Denver itself, and academic support will always be available to you. You have our full support now and in the future, and we feel honored that you are part our campus, state, and country.
All of us working at the Immigrant Services Program deeply care about each and every one of you, and we want you to know that we are here to support you in any way possible. We know that at times like these, dropping out of school comes to mind, but we want you to remember that education is not only about having a career or a job, but also about having the necessary tools to overcome adversity. Your communities and your families need you more than ever. Keep educating yourselves, keep coming to school, and keep your head high. Your lives matter! We want you to know that we are here for you, we care about you and we stand by you.
The Immigrant Services Program at the Metropolitan State University of Denver is an academic and social support program that aims to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of undocumented, DACA, immigrant, and refugee students. Through academic counseling, ESL support, scholarship application assistance, and access to campus and community resources, the program’s mission is to address the most common challenges and barriers to education that this underserved, underrepresented student population faces.
Simultaneously, the program aims to serve as a representative for undocumented, DACA, refugee, immigrant, and ESL students on campus, helping staff and faculty alike to support, empathize with, and effectively serve these student populations.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Academic support & advocacy
- Degree and career planning
- Financial aid forms
- Institutional and private scholarships
- ASSET and COF
- Peer mentoring
- Personalized tutoring for non-native English speakers
- Referrals to resources on campus
- Consultations with MSU Denver faculty and staff
The Immigrant Services Program provides each student with a knowledgeable peer that is able to support the student with important study skills, tutoring in writing, reading, and presenting, note taking, applying for scholarships, and advice on how to be a successful college student.
Tutoring and mentoring appointments are personalized to the student's individual needs.
For an appointment with one of our advisors, please contact the Coordinator of the Immigrant Services Program, Gregor Mieder, at 303-352-7117, or the Immigrant Services Program Specialist, Ariadna Ochoa, at 303-352-4149.
We are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Academic Success Building. (SSB230) See Auraria Campus Map
For on- and off-campus resources specifically for immigrants and DREAMer students, please go to our "DREAMer Zone" page.