A Legacy of Welcome
Colleges and universities have a rich legacy of welcoming refugees, embracing the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds that newcomers bring to America. Campuses across the United States have implemented innovative programs and practices to aid refugees and other vulnerable communities as they access higher education, achieve degree completion, prepare to enter the workforce, and find long-term success. A first-of-its kind program for refugee students, the Welcome Corps on Campus links higher education access to resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which provides a path to permanent legal status in the United States.
You can make a difference in the lives of refugee students forced to flee their homes and left without adequate access to continue their education and secure the futures they planned for.
Together, campus private sponsor groups help refugee students navigate the U.S. higher education system, enroll in classes, find job and internship opportunities, and participate in campus life while they pursue their education.