Resources for Educators

Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty and staff play a crucial role in helping or hindering undocumented student success at San Francisco State University. One of the best ways staff and faculty can help undocumented students is to become knowledgeable about current legislation, on campus resources, community resources, and available support. The articles and tools on this page are are great resources to familiarize yourself with the issue, strengthen your skill sets, and become more aware of the language you should use. 

Replicated from:  Educators for Fair Consideration's Educator Guides


10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students:

This resource is meant to be used by educators, school administrators and allies who work closely with and are interested in better supporting undocumented students. Whether you're a long-time champion of undocumented students or a new educator just learning how best to support this population, there will be something useful in this resource for you.


The Case for Undocumented Students in Higher Education:

This publication encourages scholarship providers and educators to consider the merits of these hardworking, high-achieving students who are powerful role models in our communities and a college degree will allow them to more fully contribute to U.S. society.


In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: 

This report sheds light on the range and complexities of undocumented undergraduates experiences based on a sample of 909 participants across 34 states originating in 55 countries including demographic characteristics, experiences in college, as well as aspirations and anxieties. Furthermore, we make specific recommendations for what colleges should consider to better serve this population.


UndocuCollege Guide and Equity Tool:

This publication is meant to help students, faculty, staff and administrators at institutions of higher education in California work together across regions and systems to achieve the educational equity and inclusion of undocumented students.


United We Dream National Toolkit:

This Toolkit has 36 different examples of what schools, departments, classrooms and school districts across the country are doing with and for undocumented students.


Check out These United We Dream Annual Events:

  • National Institutions Coming Out Day (NICOD): 

    • Takes place every year in April. On NICOD, schools/organizations are elevated who are working with and for undocumented students to increase awareness of the measures institutions can take to support undocumented student access and success.
  •  National Educators Coming Out Day:

    • Takes place every year in November. By participating in National Educators Coming Out Day, educators across the nation participate to increase the visibility of educators who work alongside undocumented students

Things I’ll Never Say: 

This is a platform for undocumented young people across the country to create our own immigration narratives by boldly sharing our personal experiences through various forms of creative expression


US Department of Education Resource Guide for Undocumented Students: 

Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S. Department of Education has compiled this Resource Guide to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support undocumented youth at the secondary and postsecondary school levels. The Department hopes that educators, schools, and campuses will, as they see fit, draw upon the tips and examples in this Guide to better support undocumented youth and, ultimately, move us closer to the promise of college and career readiness for all.