Campus Services and Resources

Harvard has a distinctive residential college model which supports students through nested layers of support offered across the College and student trajectory.  Support for undocumented students happens in the residence halls through special programming by the Dean of Students Office. The support starts with Admissions programs which identify students and offer support throughout the first year.  The mechanisms for support span the personal, social and intellectual transformations that Harvard College seeks to manifest. Academically, there are trained supports throughout the advising system for first through senior year. Socially, there are a few different student groups which provide programming and mentoring.  And personally, there is a strong partnership between various offices such Health Services, Career Services, the International Office, and the student groups to maximize options and ensure safety. Below please find an enumeration of the variety of programs and services offered at Harvard for first generation and low income students.

Academic Resource Center (ARC)  Learn More
Donna Mumme, Director

Advising Programs Office (APO) Learn More
Anne Marie Sousa, Director of Advising Programs

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)  Learn More
Carolina Gonzalez, Therapist
Kevin Wehmhoefer, Therapist

Financial Aid Office (FAO)  Learn More
Janet Irons, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid & Senior Admissions Officer

Harvard International Office (HIO)  Learn More
Tana Ruegamer, Advisor

Harvard Law School Immigration Clinic (HIRC)  Learn More
Free Legal and Social Services
Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Director HIRC
Jason Corral, Immigration Attorney
Liala Buoniconti, Social Worker

Office of Diversity Education & Support (ODES) 
Robin Johnson, Director

Office of International Education (OIE)  Learn More
Camila Nardozzi, Director, Office of International Education

Office of Career Services (OCS) Learn More
Robin Mount, Director of Career Services

Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF)  Learn More
Assistant Director

Dean of Students Office (DSO)  Learn More
Chris Scanlon, Elm Yard Dean

Public Service Network (PSN) & the First-Year Urban Program (FUP) (Harvard College) Learn More
Varsha Ghosh, Director

Act On A Dream  Learn More
Harvard College Act on a Dream is a student-led, student-run organization dedicated to eradicating the barriers that immigrant students face in realizing their full potential. We believe in the importance of engaging all youth, regardless of background, and their adult allies in working for the preservation of America’s pledge as the land of opportunity.

UndocuAllies Initiative Learn More

The UndocuAllies Initiative aims to inform educational leaders at HGSE about the issues undocumented immigrants face, and prepare them to better address these challenges upon graduation as they come into contact with students who are undocumented or who belong to mixed status families.