Campus Resources

As a resource to UTSA's undocumented students, the following offices/individuals have been identified as points of contact to assist with questions related to residency, financial aid, counseling, admissions and more. Students needing further assistance can contact Student Ombudsperson Carol Gonzalez at 210-458-4040.

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), UTSA does not release the personal information of its students, outside of public directory information.

Dreamer Allies

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1 Balderas-Jacob Courtney courtney.balderas@utsa.edu
2 Cadena Judy judy.cadena@utsa.edu
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ACADEMIC ADVISING

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UTSA Academic Advising's mission is to support the holistic development of all students by cultivating trusting and collaborative relationships. Undocumented undergraduate students who need academic advising assistance can contact Barbara Smith or Angelica Barrera to get connected with academic advising. 

Angelica Barrera | Associate Vice Provost for Student Success | angelica.barrera@utsa.edu | 210-458-6517 
Barbara Smith | Senior Director of Advising Administration| barbara.smith@utsa.edu | 210-458-5586 

ADMISSIONS

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We can provide assistance to Dreamers seeking to complete an application for UTSA.  

Christopher Goldsberry | Senior Undergraduate Admissions Counselor | Christopher.Goldsberry@utsa.edu | 210-458-6937 
Georgina Rodriguez | Senior Undergraduate Admissions Counselor | Georgina.Rodriguez@utsa.edu 

CAMPUS SAFETY

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The UTSA Police Department’s goal is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of immigration status. We will not routinely ask for anyone’s immigration status while conducting our normal police duties. 

Lt. Thomas Calucci | University Police | thomas.calucci@utsa.edu | 210-458-4421 
Emergency | 210-458-4911 

CAREERS

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The University Career Center is dedicated to helping Dreamers in their career development process, assisting with the process of finding, applying and connecting with opportunities of which they are eligible. 

Lisa Vigil | Career Counselor, Career Services | lisa.vigil@utsa.edu | 210-458-4589 

COUNSELING

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Counseling Services welcomes students with immigration status concerns.  Students can access counselors in a safe, supportive and confidential space. Please know that Counseling Services is willing to assist you at any time during the normal work day, or in an emergency, you can access an on-call clinician after hours. 

Rec Wellness Center (RWC) 1.810 | 210-458-4140 | 

https://www.utsa.edu/counsel/locationandhours.html  

ENGAGEMENT & INCLUSION

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The Student Center for Community Engagement & Inclusion is a safe space for all UTSA students and promotes inclusion as both a process and an outcome that allows everyone to participate fully in campus life and the San Antonio community.  

Lydia Bueno | Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the Student Center for Community Engagement and Inclusion | lydia.bueno@utsa.edu | 210-458-7968 

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

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Students who have been classified as Texas residents for tuition purposes may also be eligible to received state financial aid. Additionally, undocumented students may be eligible for certain scholarships. 

Diana S. Martinez | Director of Scholarships | diana.martinez1@utsa.edu | 210-458-7172 
Humberto Trinidad | Financial Aid & Scholarships Associate Director | humberto.trinidad@utsa.edu | 210-458-4608 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Dreamer graduate and doctoral students may be eligible for an in-state tuition waiver. Dreamer graduate students in need of academic assistance can contact Ginger Hernandez in the Graduate School. 

Ginger Hernandez | Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School | ginger.hernandez@utsa.edu | 210-458-6878 

IMMIGRATION

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International UTSA students who are attending on non-immigrant visas can contact International Student Services (ISS) regarding immigration questions or concerns. While ISS does not provide legal services, ISS is able to provide specific immigration resources and answer general immigration questions related to student visas (ex: F-1 or J-1). 

International Student Services| 210-458-7202 | InternationalPrograms@utsa.edu 

Individuals seeking assistance or resources related to unDACAmented, DACAmented, Temporary Protected Status, Asylee/Refugee status, please contact: 

Courtney Balderas | Assistant Director of Dreamers Resource Center | courtney.balderas@utsa.edu | 210-458-7267 

TUITION / RESIDENCY

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Dreamers may be eligible to pay resident (in-state) tuition; please contact residency@utsa.edu or go to http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/residency/ for more information. 

Stacey Wells | Enrollment Services Associate III | Residency@utsa.edu | 210-458-4534  

 

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Upcoming Trainings

Dreamer ALLY Training

  • Thursday, October 24 (Students)
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)
  • Tuesday, November 19 (Students)
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)

Know Your Rights Training

  • Thursday, September 19  (Faculty and Staff)
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)
  • Thursday, October 17
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    TBD
  • Thursday, Novemeber 21
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)

 

TASFA/Scholarship Workshop

  • Tuesday, September 24 
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)
  • Friday, October 25
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)
  • Thursday, November 7
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)

 

Film Screening and Discussion

  • Thursday, October 10 (The River and the Wall)
    4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
    Retama, Student Union (SU 2.02.02)

 

Employment/Internship Workshop

  • Monday, November 11 
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
    Willow, Student Union (SU 2.02.12)

 

Reception for Graduating Dreamers

  • Tuesday, December 3
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  
    TBD