SRJC Protocols and Procedures for Supporting Undocumented Students
Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to providing a safe space and support network for our undocumented students. Below you will find SRJC’s specific protocols and procedures for supporting Undocumented students and a list of best practices for California Community Colleges. Please review these in full and be prepared to call the President’s Office at 707-527-4431 if you receive notice of immigration officials on campus.
SRJC Protocols and Procedures for Supporting Undocumented Students (Per Senate Bill No. 54, Assembly Bill 21, & SRJC Safe Haven Resolution)
- SRJC employees will not ask about a student’s immigration status except when required by law or for registration purposes. SRJC employees may ask about eligibility for residency based on AB540 Nonresident Tuition Exemption.
- If immigration officers are on campus please notify the office of the President/Superintendent at 707-527-4431.
- President/Superintendent or designee will ensure the warrant is signed by a judge and contains all other required information.
- President/Superintendent or designee will keep a record of such investigations.
- Call Sonoma/Napa Rapid Response Network Hotline at 707-800-4544.
California Community Colleges Best Practices for Supporting Undocumented Students (Per Senate Bill No. 54 & Assembly Bill 21)
- Refrain from disclosing personal information concerning students, faculty, and staff, except under specified circumstances;
- Notify the office of the president, or his or her designee, as soon as possible if an immigration officer is expected to enter, or has entered, the campus to execute a federal immigration order;
- Notify, as soon as possible, the emergency contact of a student, faculty, or staff person if there is a reason to suspect that the person has been taken into custody as the result of an immigration enforcement action;
- Comply with a request from an immigration officer for access to nonpublic areas of the campus only upon a presentation of a judicial warrant, except as specified;
- Advise all students, faculty, and staff responding to or having contact with an immigration officer executing a federal immigration order, to promptly refer the entity or individual to the office of the chancellor or president, for purposes of verifying the legality of any warrant, court order, or subpoena;
- In the event that an undocumented student is detained, deported, or is unable to attend to his or her academic requirements due to the actions of an immigration officer in relation to a federal immigration order, the college or university shall make all reasonable efforts to assist the student in retaining any eligibility for financial aid, fellowship stipends, exemption from nonresident tuition fees, funding for research or other educational projects, housing stipends or services, or other benefits he or she has been awarded or received, and permit the student to be re-enrolled if and when the student is able to return to the college or university. It is the intent of the Legislature that, in implementing this paragraph, California colleges and universities make reasonable and good-faith efforts to provide for a seamless transition in a student’s re-enrollment and reacquisition of campus services and supports.