Dreamers Resource Center helps Hispanic students achieve lifelong success

October 1, 2021
Dreamers Resource Center helps Hispanic students achieve lifelong success


The UTSA Dreamers Resource Center (DRC) serves as a beacon of advocacy and hope for Dreamers and undocumented students on campus. It is positively impacting retention and graduation rates for the roughly 460 students it serves while enhancing their personal and professional journeys.

“At the Dreamers Resource Center, we strive to provide equitable opportunities to support the professional, academic and personal needs of our students,” said Damaris Ibarra, assistant director of the center. “This is why the center continues to lead events and programs that will provide Dreamers and undocumented students the tools to successfully enroll, persist and graduate from UTSA.”

The center was established in 2018 as part of the UTSA Presidential Initiative on Diversity and Inclusion to educate the community and provide support services for students to achieve academic success.

From Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) info sessions and trainings to Dreamer Success Workshops and Dreamer and Undocumented Student Conversations—informal group counseling where students can connect—Roadrunners have access to an endless number of resources at the Dreamers Resource Center.


- Valerie Bustamante Johnson and Ingrid Wright