Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE
Student Affairs


Student Affairs
Institutional Header

Current Undocumented Students

As a member of the global community, SIUE’s mission is to shape a changing world by providing access to higher education to all individuals, regardless of their citizenship status. You are our students.

You are welcome and appreciated for the contribution of your unique identities and lived experiences to the richness of our increasingly diverse and inclusive campus. SIUE recognizes the turmoil created by the reversal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, confusion created by the lack of a clear pathway toward citizenship, fear stimulated by threat of deportation, and general uncertainty/invisibility you may face on a daily basis. SIUE is dedicated to supporting you. The resources contained within this page are designed to point you in the direction of that support.

Counseling contact information
Phone (618) 650-2842
Room 0220 Student Success Center

International Affairs office information
General information (618) 650-3785
Geet Vanaik, Lead Immigration Specialist (618) 650-2538, gvanaik@siue.edu
Mary Weishaar, Executive Director (618) 650-3491, mweisha@siue.edu

Prospective students
SIUE Undocumented Students website
Todd Burrell, Director, Admissions (618) 650-3705, tburrel@siue.edu

Other University resources
Find more information about scholarships, student employment, and campus involvement. Visit the SIUE Student Life website for more information.

Outside agency resources

Local Agencies

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
(314) 995-6995

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Felipe Martinez, Immigrant Student Advisor, (314) 725-7990

Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
(314) 669-1288

Modreamers FaceBook Support
Modreamers is a Missouri based group for the DACA-mented, undocumented, and their allies.

Other Resources

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)

Department of Homeland Security - Rescission of DACA

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

The Immigration Project

facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff googleplusoff tumblroff socialoff