Advocacy and Research

If you are a DACA student, an undocumented student, or a student with temporary protected status, and you’re looking for support, please contact Queena Hoang, quhoang@usc.edu. She is the Coordinator of the USC First Generation Plus Center and the point of contact for coordinating efforts and opportunities across campus that support immigrant and international students. Your conversations with her will be confidential. She can connect you with resources regarding financial aid, academic and housing issues, confidential advising, and legal support.

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, Dornsife College

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, Dornsife College CSII intends to identify and evaluate the mutual benefits of immigrant integration for the native-born and immigrants and to study the pace of the ongoing transformation in different locations, not only in the past and present but projected into the future.

Pullias Center for Higher Education

The mission of the Pullias Center for Higher Education is to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to complex social, political, and economic issues in higher education. Located within the Rossier School of Education at USC, the Pullias Center has engaged in action-oriented research projects regarding successful college outreach programs, financial aid and access for low- to moderate-income students of color, use of technology to supplement college counseling services, effective postsecondary governance, emerging organizational forms such as for-profit institutions, and the retention of doctoral students of color.

Center for Urban Education

The mission of the Center for Urban Education is to lead socially conscious research and develop tools for institutions of higher education to produce equity in student outcomes.

USC Policies and Statements on immigration issues

The Resources here include Univision coverage of USC’s DACA efforts, President Nikias’ op-eds in The Hill urging Congress to act on DACA, USC leaders’ statements on protecting DACA students, and more.