DACA / Undocumented Student Support

** The information below predates the Supreme Court ruling upholding DACA. It will be updated as more information becomes available.


July 2019,

Given recent reports and concerns related to immigration around the country, the MSC wanted share our concern and support to students affected by recent increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity nationwide. Regardless of immigration status, the MSC wants all students to know that, “You belong here” and are an integral part of the UW campus community . We will continue to act against hate and injustice

We also want to reiterate the campus policies and practices related to immigration and customs enforcement shared by Chief Roman in June, and provide resources for students.

  • UW-Madison will not provide information on the immigration status of its students, faculty or staff unless required to do so under force of law.
  • UWPD will not participate in immigration enforcement actions conducted by ICE. Our resources are limited and such enforcement is not part of UWPD’s mission.
  • ICE officers must use appropriate legal process if they are on campus and wish to contact individual students about enforcement-related issues For example, they generally cannot enter an on-campus private residence without proper warrant.
  • UWPD officers shall not detain or arrest an individual solely based on a suspected violation of immigration law and should not routinely inquire to an individual’s immigration status. An individual’s immigration status is immaterial to our mission and will only be relevant if they individual is involved in a serious crime An individual’s immigration status has no bearing on their ability to file a police report with UWPD.

Other campus resources for students include: the Dean of Students Office , (608-263-5700, which provides assistance and support for the academic and non-academic success of DACA/undocumented students and provides a place to report instances of hate and bias on the UW campus; University Health Services (UHS) for mental health support and assistance and processing of events; and International Student Services (ISS) for International student support and resources.

If you, or anyone you know has been affected by ICE, Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist, Fabiola Hamdan is an available resource and may be reached at (608) 242-6260.

Other Community Resources can be found here: (*Disclaimer: The MSC is not affiliated with any of these organizations)

Hate & Bias Resources

If you are visiting this page, you or someone you know is likely hurting after experiencing a bias or hate incident on campus. That should never be part of the Wisconsin Experience and we want address the issue and provide you with resources you might need.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison values a diverse community where all members are able to participate fully in the Wisconsin Experience. Incidents of bias or hate affecting a person or group create a hostile climate and negatively impact the quality of the Wisconsin Experience for community members. UW-Madison takes such incidents seriously and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents of bias.

If an emergency has occurred please call 911.

Reflection & Prayer Spaces

Due to an existing demand on reflection spaces on campus, ASM Equity & Inclusion Committee has listed some spaces on campus that can be used by the UW-Madison community for meditation, prayers, and/or other suitable practices.

Each space is operated by building managers on the respective buildings. We try our best to keep the map updated, however, if there is any changes that we should be aware of, please kindly reach out to the Equity and Inclusion Committee chair via email: If there are any other spaces on campus that you are aware of, and is not listed in the map yet, please let us know too!