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On Campus

UW Dream Project
This page exists to provide information to support students whose presence in the United States is undocumented. The Dream Project’s goal is to provide all students with access to higher education, regardless of their background. If you are still have questions about the effect of undocumented status on college admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
On this page, there are links and websites to many scholarships. HB 1079 students are eligible to apply for a large percentage of these scholarships. There are also generic scholarships for underrepresented minority students and first generation students.

Leadership Without Borders
The Leadership Without Borders Center (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington. LWB offers leadership development resources, college success navigators, the Husky Dream Lending Library, a space for community building, and connections to other campus and community resources.

    Location: 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE
    Phone: (206) 685-6301
    Fax: (206) 616-1041
    E-mail: undocu@uw.edu

Off Campus

  • Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S.
  • How to Become a U.S. Citizen
  • Students with F-1 visa status have opportunities that can lead them to permanent residence
  • Post-Election Resources/Info for Undocumented Students & Families
  • Seeking Asylum
  • Steps to Protect Immigrant Communities
  • NW Immigrant Rights Project
  • ARCS Citizenship & Immigration Assistance
  • One America Know Your Rights
  • Post Election Immigration Resource
  • Counseling Resources

    On Campus

    Hall Health
    Hall Health offers a wide array of highly rated primary and specialty care clinics and services, including Primary Care, Women’s Health, Family Health, Mental Health, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and more. You are automatically eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW-Seattle campus students.

      Location: 4060 E. Stevens Way NE
      Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Phone: (206) 685-1011

      No Health Insurance?
      If you’re a typical college student without much income, there are subsidies available to lower the cost of private insurance. If you are low-income, you might be eligible for public insurance, also known as Medicaid, for which you would not need to pay. As you apply for the insurance through an online exchange, you will be prompted to enter income and demographic information. The system will determine your eligibility for Medicaid and subsidies based on this information. Affordable Care Act

    UW Counseling Center
    Counseling Center’s staff of psychologists and mental health counselors provide confidential and culturally-sensitive counseling, consultation, referral, and crisis intervention services. The UW Counseling Center exists to support UW students in all aspects of their development. It provides personal counseling, career counseling, study skills assistance, and other services to currently-enrolled UW students.

      Location: 401 Schmitz Hall
      Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am – 5:00 p.m.
      Phone: (206) 543-1240

    Student Care
    Health and Wellness is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. We provide intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and work with faculty/staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom or beyond.

    Why should you make an appointment with Health & Wellness Student Care?

    • You are not sure how to handle a situation that is affecting you emotionally, physically, academically or otherwise.
    • You would like to discuss options for staying in school while dealing with a complex situation.
    • You would like to discuss options for taking a break from school while dealing with a complex situation.
    • You would like to discuss or receive information about on- and- off- campus resources.

    Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence, Stalking, & Harassment Advocacy
    Health & Wellness offers advocacy and support for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. A Health & Wellness Advocate is available to meet with students and help them understand their rights and options for reporting both on campus and in the larger community as well as assist with connecting to resources, academic advocacy, and safety planning. Health & Wellness is safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students affected by these issues.

    Alcohol & Other Drug Education
    Health and Wellness provides educational programs, consultation, and resource referrals around alcohol and other drugs, combining evidence-based intervention and prevention practices to support the campus community.

    Off Campus

    Seattle Therapy Alliance
    Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, STA was opened in 2009 with the two-fold vision of training graduate counseling students in psychotherapy and women’s issues while simultaneously making low-cost therapy available to women. We believe that a key to healing our wounded world lies in supporting women, one population disproportionately affected by physical, sexual, and domestic abuse, economic instability, and the weight of single parenting. Think about it: 70% of the persons who live in poverty in the United States are women and children. And, while women represent 50 percent of the world population, they perform nearly two-thirds of all the working hours, receive only one-tenth of the world income and own less than 1 percent of world property. There are very few places where women will get a break. This is one way we can help.

    Seattle Counseling Service
    A community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

    Consejo Counseling and Referral Service
    An award-winning agency that has provided behavioral health services to the Latino community in the state of Washington for near four decades. Most Consejo’s clients are immigrants from Latin America who speak Spanish who represent the largest growing community in the United States today. The outcomes demonstrated by Consejo across Washington State have won it a noteworthy national reputation for providing culturally competent services designed to address the diverse needs of adults, children, adolescents and families in the Latino community.

    Asian Counseling Resource Service
    Promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

    The Psychotherapy Cooperative
    A small non-profit therapy organization created in 1996 by several psychology faculty who teach in the Masters Psychology program at Seattle University and by graduates of this program.

    Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic at Antioch University Seattle
    Trained in a variety of clinical psychology and counseling techniques, our staff consult with you to identify the best approach for your situation. In partnership with seasoned, licensed psychologists and counselors, the Clinic provides supervised learning opportunities for graduate students, with special attention to understanding multicultural differences.

    General Interest and Resources

    On Campus

    CoMotion MakerSpace
    That’s right – we have a MakerSpace right her on campus and you should absolutely take advantage of the amazing tools and resources here. Whether it is a 3D Printer, Industrial Sewing Machine, or just a space to to create and share projects, this community-centered and diverse social place for people with different skills and common interests has something to offer just about anyone. They have orientation/safetly training sessions throughout each quarter and once you have attended one of these 1 hour sessions you are on your way to taking advantage of the equipment and trainings available all year round.

    Q Center
    The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality: UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog.

    Frequently Used Resources:

    • Name and Sex/Gender Changes on University of Washington Records
    • Legal Name and Sex/Gender Marker Changes in WA State
    • Gender Neutral Housing
    • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
    • Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
    • Insurance Options
    • Health Resources
      The Q Center
      Box 355838 HUB 315
      4001 Northeast Stevens Way,
      Seattle, Washington 98195

    ASUW Women’s Action Commission
    The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth constituents.

    Student Groups:

    • Unidas Seremos
    • Sisterhood UW
    • 3WF – Third Wave Feminists
    • Planned Parenthood Votes NW

    The Career Center
    The Career Center is your one-stop-shop for a host of different resources. From personal 1 hour appointments to work on your resume to seminars and meet and greet events with employers from across the region and beyond. The Career Center is here to help you make the connection between your course of study and the career you have always dreamed for.

      Location: 134 Mary Gates Hall
      Phone: (206) 543-0535
      Email: ccsfd@uw.edu

    Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
    Did you know that you could actually get funding for that research project you have always wanted to take on? The Undergraduate Research Program (URP), which is housed at the University of Washington in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, Mary Gates Hall 171, under the auspices of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the disciplines. URP maintains a listing of current UW research opportunities and national programs.

    The URP assists UW undergraduates in:

    • Planning for an undergraduate research experience
    • Identifying faculty mentors and projects
    • Defining research goals
    • Presenting and publishing research findings
    • Seeking funding for research
      Location: 171 Mary Gates Hall
      Phone: (206) 543-4282
      Email: urp@uw.edu

    Disability Resources

    On Campus

    UW Disability Services Office (DSO)
    Their mission is to provide leadership to the University community in achieving employment and educational access for individuals with disabilities.

    They provide:

    • Services to faculty and staff with disabilities
    • Accommodation advice and resources for departments
    • Assistive equipment
    • Classroom or examination accommodations for nonmatriculated students
    • Interpreters (sign language, oral, and tactile) and real-time captioning
    • General access accommodations for members of the public attending University events
    • Phone: (206) 543-6450
      Fax: (206) 685-7264
      Email: dso@uw.edu

    Off Campus

    Disability Rights Washington
    Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. They work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.

    They provide free services to people with disabilities.

      Phone: (800) 562-2702 or (206) 324-1521
      Language interpreters are available via the AT&T Language Line.
      Please use 711 for Washington Relay Service (TTY).

      Disability Rights Washington
      315 – 5th Avenue South, Suite 850
      Seattle, WA 98104
      info@dr-wa.org