DREAMers On Grounds

DREAMers on GROUNDS has three main purposes: to provide a safe space for DREAMers and Allies, to better the experiences of DREAMers, to inform the UVa and Greater Cville community about the unique issues and challenges undocumented students undergo.

You can find more information about DREAMers On Grounds, here: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/DREAMers

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On Monday, November 13th, Anne-Garland Mahler and Allison Bigelow, both of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, with joint appointments in the Programs in Latin American Studies and the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, wrote an open letter to President Teresa Sullivan, in consultation with the student group DREAMers on Grounds, requesting that the university formally and publicly pledge to support DACA students. On Friday, November 18th, the letter was sent to President Sullivan’s office, along with 700 signatures from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In it, we request various forms of support to DACA Students. In the days that followed, more than 100 additional faculty, staff, students, and alumni signed the letter, which is available here.

Together, we represent the following departments and schools at the University of Virginia:

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies
  • Center for American English Language and Culture
  • Center for Digital Editing
  • CLAS Office of the Dean
  • CLAS Undergraduate Office
  • Corcoran Department of History
  • Corcoran Department of Philosophy
  • Curry School of Education (including The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning; EdPolicyWorks; Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science; Kinesiology; Social Foundations of Education; Youth-Nex)
  • Darden School of Business
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Thought and Practice
  • Frank J. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • French
  • George Washington Papers
  • Global Studies
  • IATH
  • Information Technology Services
  • International Studies Office
  • International Residential Office
  • McIntire Department of Art
  • McIntire Department of Music
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Summer & Special Academic Programs
  • UVa Library System
  • Virginia College Advising Corps
  • Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality
  • Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics