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Supporting the UC Berkeley Community

The UC Office of the President wants you to know that the UC system, including UC Berkeley, is committed to all members of its community. The executive orders restricting entry to the United States are contrary to our values. President Donald Trump has signed several executive orders on immigration since he took office, including one that triggered an immediate ban on entry to the United States for people from certain Muslim majority nations. UC is deeply concerned that these executive orders on immigration create a climate of confusion and fear among members of our community, especially among undocumented students and those of the Muslim faith. Like universities across the country, UC is deeply enriched by students, faculty, and scholars from around the world, who come to study, teach, and conduct research. It is critical that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars, scientists, and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.

December 15, 2020

Supporting All Students, Regardless of Immigration Status

Help Support Our Immigrant Students 

The Cal Alumni Association is working closely with the UC Berkeley Office of Government and Community Relations and the UC Office of the President to advocate on issues related to higher education, including comprehensive immigration reform. Join the UC Advocacy Network for the latest updates and to learn more about contacting elected officials to tell them why supporting every student is important to you. 


Support Students Through Scholarships

The Cal Alumni Association provides first-generation California students, regardless of immigration status, the financial support and program resources to attend and excel at UC Berkeley through its needs-based scholarship, The Achievement Award Program (TAAP).

TAAP serves high-achieving, low-income, community-minded students from the moment they choose UC Berkeley through their undergraduate careers, providing both financial assistance and supportive programming. Learn more about TAAP >>       

Donate To TAAP                

Supporting Undocumented Students at Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Students Program supports hundreds of undocumented students on the UC Berkeley campus with stability and resources to serve their unique needs. With your help, this successful program can continue to thrive: 

From the Undocumented Students Program:

USP practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources, and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the University, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.

Cal’s undocumented students come from nearly three dozen different countries, and have an average family income of just $24,000. Give now to help these students succeed at Cal. Learn more about USP >>

Donate To USP

UC Berkeley has identified African Americans, Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans as underrepresented minorities on campus. If you would like to ensure your donation goes to support an undocumented student scholar, please indicate so in the “special instructions” section of the TAAP donation form.