Undocumented/DACA Students

Students walking on campus

Seattle Pacific University has a number of undocumented and DACA students who are among the most hardworking and talented young people on our campus. They contribute greatly to the life and mission of the university, and Seattle Pacific is a stronger institution because of their presence.

Weekly meetings

During the academic year, Multi-Ethnic Programs hosts weekly, confidential meetings for undocumented students to gather for mutual support and share concerns and questions. Students are welcome to come to any or all of these meetings as their schedules allow; a weekly commitment is not needed. For more information, contact Susan Okamoto Lane at solane@spu.edu or 206-281-2598.

Undergraduate Support Services

Susan Okomoto-Lane

Susan Okamoto Lane

Dean of Multi-Ethnic and Wellness Programs
Phone: 206-281-2598
Email: solane@spu.edu
Office: SUB, 2nd Floor

President Dan Martin

President Dan Martin joined other college leaders in asking President Trump to allow DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students to continue working and studying in the United States as Congress debates new legislation on their status.

“For many years I have felt invisible, hiding who I truly am for fear of rejection. Society has marked me as undocumented, but I believe I am dreamer, a dreamer who secretly fights for equality and justice, dreams of a day I will be seen as a human being rather than an immigration status, is currently working to overcome every obstacle to reach higher education, and knows that God is for me and I should not fear.”
SPU senior