桃瘾社区 is committed to educational access and social diversity which are essential components for achieving excellence in a liberal arts education.

桃瘾社区 continues to expand its resources and expertise in supporting the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.听We encourage聽interested applicants to apply for admission regardless of their immigration status and for聽admitted students to explore the following resources.

Information for Prospective Students Applying to 桃瘾社区

The college strives to remove social and financial barriers that may otherwise exclude students from historically excluded populations, such as undocumented/DACA students. Email Marlene Arellano, Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, to learn more.

Explore Diversity & Access in the Admission Process

Information for Admitted Students Coming to 桃瘾社区

Undocumented/DACA students are strongly encouraged to participate in STRIDE, a pre-orientation program for diverse and underrepresented student populations.听Upon request, undocumented/DACA admitted students may also be put in contact with current undocumented/DACA students.听

Studying at 桃瘾社区

Peer Mentorship & Support

Students who are unable to attend the pre-orientation portion of STRIDE may still participate in the STRIDE mentorship component once classes begin. Students seeking more specialized support and the opportunity to connect with other undocumented students may reach out to the Dean of Students Office.

Holistic Advising

Students will be matched with holistic advisers who are sensitive to, and trained about, the special support unique to undocumented/DACA students. Disclosing their status is optional. Students may direct any concerns about their holistic advising to Academic Affairs.

Education Abroad

Study abroad may be an option for students enrolled in DACA. Study abroad requires planning ahead, and we encourage all students to meet with a counselor in the Office of Education Abroad during their first year to begin planning for this option.

Career Development

All 桃瘾社区 students receive messaging about class-year-specific exercises and opportunities that are intended to support career awareness and development. Undocumented/DACA students who have more specific questions about their eligibility for 桃瘾社区聽career partnerships聽and employment options are encouraged to make an appointment with Kelli Robinson, assistant director for the Matthews Center, at kerobinson@davidson.edu.听

Student Funding Emergencies

桃瘾社区 has financial resources and receives alumni gifts earmarked to assist students with limited finances. Undocumented/DACA students who may find themselves in need of additional finances to cover medical expenses, unexpected travel, or Advanced Parole fees are encouraged to apply for emergency funding. Learn more about financial wellness at 桃瘾社区.

Counseling Services

The life of a college student at a selective, private institution can be stressful. For undocumented/DACA students those stresses may be compounded by their (or their families') volatile legal statuses and public opinions about immigration. 桃瘾社区 has a diverse staff of counselors and mental health professionals trained to support the emotional and mental health needs of an increasingly diverse student body. Learn more about 桃瘾社区's counseling services.听

Legal Counsel

桃瘾社区 alumni and community partners are also available upon appointment as legal counsel and consultants on a wide range of immigration, travel, and social concerns relevant to undocumented communities in Charlotte and neighboring areas, including 桃瘾社区. For more information about these additional community resources and fee structures, contact each partner directly.