Undocumented Students

In response to the decision to repeal the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, President John J. Hurley released a statement to faculty, staff, and students on September 6, 2017:

"I will repeat what I have said previously about undocumented students at Canisius: You are welcome here.  I continue to urge all employees of Canisius College to reach out to any undocumented students in our midst and assist them."

To read the full statement, please click here.
The purpose of this webpage is to provide updated resources that may be helpful to undocumented students and allies, in addition to identifying on-campus support.

Resources and Support for Undocumented Students

In the spirit of cura personalis, Canisius College welcomes and admits undocumented students into our campus community. On this page, you will find a number of helpful resources and links for both prospective and current undocumented students. Should you be looking for information that is not available on this page, please contact the Office of International Student Programs by emailing ispmail@canisius.edu or calling 716.888.2400, and we would be more than happy to assist you.  

On-Campus Resources

While our students should feel comfortable to speak with any faculty or staff members on campus in regards to challenges they may encounter, the faculty and administrators below have identified themselves as allies for undocumented students. Please do not hesitate to reach out for guidance or assistance.

Office of International Student Programs
Director: Kathleen Brucato
Location: Student Center 003
Phone: 716.888.3781
Email: farleyk@canisius.edu

Campus Ministry
Assistant Director: Sarah Signorino
Location: Old Main 207-D
Phone: 716.888.2424
Email: signoris@canisius.edu

Student Records & Financial Services
Associate Director: Mary A. Koehneke
Location: Bagen Hall 106
Phone: 716.888.2306
Email: mkoehnek@canisius.edu

Dr. Richard Reitsma
Chair and Associate Professor: Modern Languages, Literature, & Cultures
Location: Churchill Tower 1015
Phone: 716.888.2408
Email: reitsmar@canisius.edu

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