Campus Resources for Dreamers

Campus support is critical for underrepresented and vulnerable student populations like undocumented students. Below are a list of campus resources during your time as a student at UCCS.

 

Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC):

The primary purpose of MOSAIC is to advocate for the academic, personal, and social development of underrepresented students at UCCS. Our office is located in University Hall, room 110.

  • MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support: This program supports UCCS Undocumented/DACA/ASSET students, also referred to as Dreamers, and other multicultural students who receive the additional attention, advocacy and support of the MOSAIC office (e.g., first-generation students, ethnic minority students, and international students, etc.). This program provides advocacy and support for students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or the Colorado ASSET programs or students who have mixed-status families. To set up an appointment with our Student Advocacy and Support Program Coordinator, call 719-255-3319 or email mosaicsa@uccs.edu.

 

  • LGBT+ Resource Center at MOSAIC: The LGBT Resource Center at MOSAIC provides resources and information to LGBT+ students, advocate for LGBT+ interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and ensure LGBT+ voices are represented among the campus at large. To contact the LGBT+ Resource Center, call (719) 255-3447 or email lgbtrc@uccs.edu.

 

Office of the Registrar:

The Office of the Registrar processes records, registration, degrees, diplomas, and transcripts. They can help undocumented students determine what their residency classification is.

 

Office of Financial Aid:

Even though undocumented students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid and some scholarships, the UCCS Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping students identify and understand their options and provide information and guidance.

  • UCCS Scholarships Office: Students needing support with scholarships are strongly encouraged to connect with a Scholarship Counselor. You can contact the UCCS Scholarships Office at (719) 255-3390, (719) 255-5164, or scholarships@uccs.edu. This office is located in Cragmor Hall, room 201.

 

  • UCCS Student Employment Office: DACA and ASSET students with a work authorization document seeking employment at UCCS can contact the UCCS Student Employment Office at (719) 255-3454 or stuemp@uccs.edu. This office is located in Cragmor Hall, room 104.

 

Office of First-Year Experience and Transfer Student Connections:

The Office of First-Year Experience assists both freshmen and transfer students through their first year at UCCS in their academic and personal goals. This office is located in Main Hall 324 and can be contacted at fye@uccs.edu or 719-255-3570.

 

Career Center:

The UCCS Career Center's mission is to help current students and alumni their career options, prepare for their future, and achieve their career goals. They strive to help each student secure promising career opportunities. They can help you choose a major or determine a career path, review your resume/CV, prepare with a mock interview, learn about graduate programs, timelines and requirements, discuss available volunteer/internship/ job opportunities, and attend a variety of career events to help you network and gain knowledge for your future. Anything else career related you would like to discuss, just ask! This office is located in Cragmor Hall  (room 101) and can be contacted at careers@uccs.edu or (719) 255-3340.

***Non-U.S. citizen students should be aware that there are certain career fields that require U.S. citizenship. If you have concerns about how your immigration status can affect your desired field of study, please talk to your academic adviser, a career counselor, or the MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support coordinator.

 

Academic Advising:

The Academic Advising office at UCCS works with students to successfully navigate their academic journey at UCCS. They help students choose a major and a minor and ensure that they meet all the requirements to graduate with a major in that field. They believe that all students should have access to equitable, safe, and supportive advising. To learn more or make an appointment with your academic adviser, email advising@uccs.edu or call (719) 255-3260.

***Non-U.S. citizen students should be aware that there are certain career fields that require U.S. citizenship. If you have concerns about how your immigration status can affect your desired field of study, please talk to your academic adviser, a career counselor, or the MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support coordinator.

 

Wellness Center:

  • Mental Health Services: The UCCS Wellness Center offers mental health services to all students, regardless of citizenship status, undergoing depression or anxiety. Students are offered affordable counseling fees. The UCCS Wellness Center is located in the the UCCS Recreation Center.

 

Office of Institutional Equity:

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) investigates allegations of discrimination, harassment and related retaliation based upon an individual's Protected Class by faculty, staff, or students. Contact the Office of Institutional Equity to schedule an appointment at 719-255-4324 or by email at equity@uccs.edu. This office is located in Main Hall, room 201. For more information, visit https://www.uccs.edu/equity/.

 

Student Organizations:

Getting involved in student organizations is highly recommended as it can be an integral part of student life at UCCS. Student club involvement, especially for first-generation college students, can help a student foster a sense of community and build support systems that can help them in their college journey. To learn more about the many student organizations at UCCS, click here.

  • UNIDOS: Spanish for united, UNIDOS is a student organization at UCCS dedicated to supporting and advocating for undocumented, DACA, and ASSET students on campus and in the local Colorado Springs community. For more information about UNIDOS, click here or email unidos@uccs.edu.