UndocuScholar Resource Connection
The UndocuScholar Resource Connection empowers students, staff, faculty, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed-status families, or allies by supporting their academic, personal, and professional goals. The UndocuScholar Resource Connection is committed to providing individualized support and resources to help students achieve their academic pathway.
Learn about how to get started and apply as an undocumented student.
We assist with completing the following:
- Assisting Undocumented, DACA, and AB540 students with the application and enrollment process
- Residency forms
- California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
- Financial aid guidance and scholarship information
- Connections to other programs on campus
- Referrals to outside agencies
- UndocuScholarTextbook Assistance (Application for Spring 2024 Classes)
Financial Aid representatives are available to answer any general questions regarding financial aid as well as assist with the completion of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
All assistance is FREE to any student interested in attending ARC
Visit: Financial Aid and Fees
Phone: (916) 484-8437
FAX: (916) 484-8640
Confidential FAX: (916) 978-0266
Contact: Patricia Jimenez de Valdez, Financial Aid Officer
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), in collaboration with Los Rios Community College District, offers free virtual and in person immigration consultations to Los Rios students, faculty, and staff. CHIRLA immigration services include:
- Immigration consultations
- DACA renewals
- Family-based immigration
- Know your rights
To make an appointment with CHIRLA, visit findyourally.com.
Please note: You are not required to state the nature of your case/question to ARC staff to make an appointment with a Paralegal
We provide a comprehensive support service to students who are undocumented, of mixed family status, and allies.
Prospective students should call the Counseling Center at (916) 484-8572 to schedule an appointment.
Counseling and Transfer Services:
ARC Center for Mental Health and Wellness
The Center for Mental Health and Wellness provides a variety of services to all currently enrolled students, including individual and group therapy as well as training and workshops on a variety of topics.
ARC Student Health and Wellness Center
College Nurses in the Student Health and Wellness Center for TB testing, immunizations, assistance with health requirements for academic programs, and any physical concerns.
CalHOPE Connect offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional support for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19.
Crisis Text Line
Free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
Text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a Crisis Counselor or go to Crisis Text Line Website
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources.
Call or text 988 or to talk to someone now!
Promotes safe and healthy relationships and supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Support Line: 916-920-2952 or WEAVE website
- Transfer Event
- CADAA Consultations
UndocuAlly trainings are designed for staff, faculty, student employees and others who work with undocumented students and students from mixed status families at Folsom Lake College. The training provides:
- an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families
- knowledge of the conditions experienced by students, activities, to reach a greater understanding on how to address these needs
- tools to become allies and advocates during students' college journey and beyond.
Contact the UndocuScholar Resource Connection for more information on future UndocuAlly training sessions: UndocuScholar@arc.losrios.edu
The mission of the UndocuScholar Resource Connection is to empower students, staff, faculty, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed-status families, or allies by steadfastly supporting their academic, personal, and professional goals. Committed to providing individualized support and resources, the UndocuScholar Resource Connection aims to guide students in achieving their academic pathway, ensuring a supportive environment for their educational journey.
Our vision is to cultivate an inclusive college campus that embraces diversity and ensures every student, regardless of immigration status, feels valued and supported. We aim to foster an atmosphere of empathy and understanding, championing the rights and aspirations of undocumented students, those from mixed-status families, refugees, asylum-seekers, immigrant communities, and allies. Through collaborative efforts, we seek to establish a secure and empowering environment that breaks down barriers, promotes educational access, and provides the necessary resources for all students to excel academically and personally. Together, we envision a future where every individual has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute positively to our campus and society.
Monday - Thursday (In-Person)
Fridays (Online & by appointment only)
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Welcome & Support Center, Room 106C
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
Direct Support Services to UndocuScholars and the Undocumented Community
At the UndocuScholar Resource Connection, the student life supervisor, student personnel assistant, and peer mentor provide support and resources to students, staff, faculty, and community members who are undocumented, of mixed family status, or allies. We provide the following direct services:
- Moral support
- Referrals to on- and off-campus resources
- Assistance with admissions
- Assistance with financial aid applications
- Career-related services