The Dean of Students is a member of the Student Affairs division. The Dean of Students unit actively partners with the campus community to provide transformational, holistic programs and services that challenge and empower students to learn, serve, and succeed. We contribute to the mission of the University by offering programs, services, and support, and by making referrals, all with student learning and success at the core of our work.
Units reporting to the Dean of Students include: Center for Service Learning & Volunteerism, Center for Support Services, Confidential Advisor (Respondent), First Scholars Program, New Student Programs, Night Safety Transit, Non-Traditional Student Services, Ombudsperson, Project Upward Bound, Saluki Cares, Students' Legal Assistance, Student Multicultural Resource Centers (Black, LGBTQ, Hispanic and Women's Resource Centers), Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Support Services, and Veterans Services.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS
YOUR DACA IS VALID UNTIL ITS EXPIRATION DATE
DACA and work permits (Employment Authorization Documents) will remain valid until its expiration date. To determine when your DACA and work permit expires, look at your I-795 Approval Notice and the bottom of your Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
NO NEW DACA APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no longer will accept or process first-time applications after September 5, 2017.
ADVANCE PAROLE TO TRAVEL ABROAD IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will no longer grant DACA recipients permission to travel abroad through Advance Parole. Any pending applications for Advance Parole will not be processed and DHS will refund any associated fees.
DACA ISSUANCES AND WORK PERMITS EXPIRING BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 5, 2018 MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR RENEWAL BY OCTOBER 5, 2017.
If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you must apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA by October 5, 2017.
ANYONE NEEDING ASSISTANCE IN FILING DACA ISSUANCES AND WORK PERMITS
Please contact Becca Tally, the Co-chair of Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project
HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS?
Please contact Dr. Rene Poitevin, Coordinator, Hispanic/Latino Resource Center
Do not carry around your passport
- Carry state or city issued ID
- Ensure a trusted person has your alien registration number
- Keep all immigration documents in a safe space
- Memorize the phone number of a trusted family member or friend
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A hazing incident may be reported ANONYMOUSLY to the Dean of Students office by anyone. If you have witnessed or have knowledge of a possible hazing incident, report the incident immediately to Dean of Students and/or the police. Hazing is illegal in IL, violates SIU Code of Conduct & violates all student organization's policies!
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