Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Undocumented & DACA Resources

 

 

 President’s Message

A message from LBCC President Greg Hamann about DACA:

September 7, 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) affects many in our community including a number of current students. In a time of uncertainty, I want to emphasize that LBCC remains committed to providing access and support to DACA participants seeking to better their lives and our communities through education at LBCC.

Our mission states that our purpose is “to engage in an education that enables ALL OF US to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our communities.” Our mission powerfully guides us. We will continue to stand with all who wish to pursue a better life within the LBCC community. Please join me in affirming LBCC’s commitment to continue to welcome and support the success of all.

In accordance with legal guidance, we will continue to protect personal information and provide support available from the state and community to help DACA participants succeed. Students and staff impacted directly by the announcement of the change to DACA are encouraged to contact Javier Cervantes, Director of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by calling (541) 917-4299 or by e-mail cervanj@linnbenton.edu. Information and guidance to legal and community support resources will be available.

As members of the LBCC community, I ask you to respond to those affected with compassion and understanding. Information about how you can help is available at the “Undocumented and DACA Resources” section of the college’s Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website.

Sincerely,

Greg Hamann, President
Linn-Benton Community College

Un mensaje del Presidente de LBCC Greg Hamann sobre DACA:

7 de Septiembre, 2017

Estimados estudiantes, profesorado y personal en general,

La reciente decisión de terminar la orden ejecutiva llamada “Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-DACA) afecta a muchos de nuestra comunidad, incluyendo a un número de actuales estudiantes. En un momento de incertidumbre, deseo enfatizar que LBCC continúa comprometido en proveer acceso y apoyo a los participantes de DACA, que buscan mejorar sus vidas y nuestras comunidades a través de la educación en LBCC.

Nuestra misión establece que nuestro propósito es “participar en una educación que permita que TODOS NOSOTROS participemos, contribuyamos y nos beneficiemos de la riqueza cultural y la vitalidad económica de nuestras comunidades.” Nuestra misión nos guía con fuerza. Continuaremos respaldando a todos ellos, que desean conseguir una vida mejor dentro de la comunidad de LBCC. Por favor únase a mí para reafirmar el compromiso de LBCC, en continuar dándole la bienvenida y apoyando el éxito para todos.

En acuerdo con la asesoría legal, continuaremos protegiendo la información personal y proporcionando apoyo disponible del Estado y de la comunidad, para ayudar a que los participantes de DACA tengan éxito. Se anima a los estudiantes y miembros del personal impactados directamente por el anuncio del cambio en DACA, que contacten al Sr. Javier Cervantes, Director de la Institucionalidad de la Equidad y la Participación Estudiantil, llamando al (541) 917-4299 o por correo electrónico a cervanj@linnbenton.edu. Se proporcionará información y ayuda en orientación legal, así como también recursos comunitarios.

Como miembros de la comunidad del LBCC, le pedimos responder a aquellos afectados con compasión y comprensión. La información sobre cómo puede ayudar, está disponible en la página de internet del colegio superior en la sección del programa de “Institucionalidad de la Equidad y la Participación Estudiantil” (Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), en la parte de “Recursos para Indocumentados y sobre DACA” (Undocumented and DACA Resources).

Atentamente,

Greg Hamann, Presidente
Linn-Benton Community College

 

 

Equal Opportunity/Statement of Nondiscrimination

Request for Special Needs or Accommodations

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone (541) 917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at (800) 735-2900 or (800) 735-1232. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination
LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy BP-1015. Title II, IX, & Section 504: Scott Rolen, CC-108, (541) 917-4425; Lynne Cox, T-107B, (541) 917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. To report: linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Discrimination/Harassment Complaints
If you feel you have been discriminated against in any interaction at Linn-Benton Community College, or have been harassed by another person while at LBCC, or wish to report any concern or complaint, please use this form: Report Concerns / Complaints Form 

Any complaint about a student or a student complaint about the College:
Contact: Lynne Cox
(541) 917-4806
coxly@linnbenton.edu

A student complaint about an LBCC staff member:
Contact: Scott Rolen
(541) 917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu

An LBCC staff member complaint about another staff member:
Contact: Scott Rolen
(541) 917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu


Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator: Scott Rolen, CC-108, (541) 917-4425
ADA Coordinator (Students): Carol Raymundo, RCH-101, (541) 917-4832
ADA Coordinator (Employees/Applicants): Kathy Withrow, CC-108, (541) 917-4420
Title IX Coordinator: Lynne Cox, T-107B, (541) 917-4806

Pedido por necesidades especiales o acomodaciones

Dirija sus preguntas acerca de o pedidos por necesidades especiales o acomodaciones al Coordinador de Discapacidades de LBCC, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Teléfono: (541) 917-4789 o vía del Retransmisor de Telecomunicaciones de Oregon TTD al: (800) 735-2900 o (800) 735-1232. Haga su pedido de interpretación de lenguaje de señas o transcripción a tiempo real con 2 a 4 semanas de anticipación. Realice todos los otros pedidos con por lo menos 72 horas antes del evento. LBCC hará todo lo posible para cumplir con los pedidos. LBCC es un educador y empleador de igualdad de oportunidades.

Declaración Integral de la No discriminación de LBCC
LBCC prohíbe la discriminación ilegal basadas en raza, color, religión, etnicidad, uso del idioma materno, origen nacional, sexo, orientación sexual, genero, identidad de género, estado civil, discapacidad, estatus de veterano, edad o cualquier otra condición protegida bajo las leyes federales, estatales o locales. Para más información ver la Póliza de la Mesa Directiva P1015 en nuestras Pólizas de la Mesa Directiva y Reglas Administrativas. Título II, IX, & Sección 504: Scott Rolen, CC-108, (541) 917-4425; Lynne Cox, T-107B, (541) 917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon.  Para reportar:  linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Quejas de Discriminación/Acoso
Si usted siente que ha sido discriminado de cualquier interacción en LBCC o ha sido acosado por una persona mientras estaba en LBCC o desea reportar cualquier preocupación o queja, por favor use esta solicitud: “Reporte de preocupaciones/Solicitud de quejas”

Cualquier queja acerca de un estudiante o una queja del estudiante sobre el Colegio Superior (LBCC):
Contacte a:  Lynne Cox, (541) 917-4806, coxly@linnbenton.edu, T-107B, Albany, OR 97321

Cualquier queja sobre un miembro del personal de LBCC:
Contacte a:  Scott Rolen, (541) 917-4425, rolens@linnbenton.edu, CC-108, Albany, OR 97321

 

 

Resources

Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

Oregon Financial Aid Opportunities

Undocumented and DACA students in Oregon are eligible for the following state financial aid programs, as long as they meet all other program requirements. As part of the application process for these programs, you must complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Opens in October.

External Funding

Individual Development Account (IDA)
An IDA is a savings account you can invest in your education. You can earn a 3:1 to 5:1 for your savings (it multiplies and it's not a loan.) The following websites can assist you in finding an IDA program near you.

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship
Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are now eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation. You can apply by submitting the OSAC scholarship application. Deadline March 1.

My Undocumented Life
My Undocumented Life has updated information and resources for undocumented immigrants including scholarships.

Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund
The Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund is for Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington. Must apply through the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.

Scholarships A-Z
Scholarships A-Z provides resources and scholarships making higher education accessible to all regardless of immigration status. Their website lists scholarships by the month and due date.

The Dream.US Scholarships
The Dream.US is a national scholarship covering students’ tuition and fees for associate's and bachelor's degrees at one of their partner institutions such as WOU and EOU. Deadline March 1 by 11:59 pm.>

Additional resources:

Reading Resources

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind
Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more caregiving responsibilities? And what, exactly, does gender bias have to do with paychecks?

Bachelorette Parties, Drag, and the Appropriation of Queer Space

My partner and I took my sister to Darcelle XV Showplace Saturday night for her birthday. Darcelle XV hosts the longest continuously running drag show on the West Coast, and its iconic founder and star at 86 is the oldest performing drag queen in the world.

Deeper In Debt: Women & Student Loans
Despite the fact that women represented 56 percent of those enrolled in American colleges and universities in fall 2016, many people do not think of student debt as a women’s issue. This 2017 AAUW report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — more than $800 billion.

View archived materials here

Although undocumented students cannot apply to receive federal financial aid, there are financial resources available (see above).

For more information, contact Javier Cervantes, Director of Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, at (541) 917-4299 or email cervanj@linnbenton.edu.

Para más información, comuníquese con Javier Cervantes, Director de la Institucionalidad de la Equidad y la Participación Estudiantil, al (541) 917-4299
o mandar un correo electrónico cervanj@linnbenton.edu.