Counseling and Support

If you are a student seeking support or assistance with an issue related to immigration status, people at Stanford are standing by to help.

  • For overall assistance in getting connected to support resources, contact Dean of Students Chris Griffith. The telephone number is (650) 723-2733.
  • If you are seeking mental or emotional health support, contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (650) 723-3785. Individual CAPS drop-in sessions also are available at the Bechtel International Center on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. In addition, CAPS is partnering with campus community centers to offer a range of additional individual and small-group support sessions through the Asian American Activities Center, El Centro Chicano y Latino, and The Markaz: Resource Center, among others. Please be in touch directly with these community centers about scheduling.
  • If you need assistance with impacts on your graduate study at Stanford, please contact the Graduate Life Office at (650) 736-7078.
  • If you need assistance with impacts on your undergraduate study, please contact your Academic Advising Director (AAD) or, if you are a student athlete, the Athletic Academic Resource Center (AARC).
  • If you need financial assistance for urgent, short-term needs, look into the Opportunity Fund available through the Diversity and First-Gen Office or contact the Dean of Students Office. For assistance with educational costs, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you need financial assistance with DACA renewal or are concerned about the impact of expiring work authorization, see this information from Provost Persis Drell.
  • If you are seeking other kinds of support, dialogue or connections with others, talk with your local Residential Education staff or engage with one of Stanford’s community resource centers.

Support resources also are available for faculty and staff members and for postdoctoral scholars with needs or concerns around immigration issues. In addition, the legal resources page has additional information on pro bono legal consultations available to members of the Stanford community with legal questions about immigration issues.