Immigrant Student Programs (ISP)
The Immigrant Student Programs (ISP). The ISP consists of a mentorship program that supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and undocumented students. This program was created to support these students in accessing resources such as scholarships, mental health resources, and a mentorship program.
The Immigrant Student Programs offers support for students who are immigrants or who are undocumented.
The ISP Mentorship Program runs the duration of the academic year. Mentors chosen to support the ISP program must attend the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI). This intensive four-day training is attended by both Cultural Center Coordinators and ISP Mentors. SLI has a series of workshops that ISP mentors attend to better equip themselves in helping their mentees. These workshops include the history of the immigration movement in Boston, the intersections of one's identity, and the mission and goals of Student Multicultural Affairs. Mentors use the information from these workshops and help their mentees build a network of resources and a sense of community on campus.
The Student Immigrant Alliance Club (SIA) is dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe community that empowers undocumented students and raises awareness on campus. The organization advocates for and partner with the university to pass undocumented-friendly policies. SIA serves undocumented/DACA/TPS immigrant students of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds who attend UMass Boston. SIA accomplishes its shared purpose by collaborating with other organizations both on and off-campus, hosting community events, and providing resources through events and social media.