top of page

Advocacy for Undocumented Students at One Emerging HSI 


From the episode:

"So don't lose hope, be actively engaged, seek opportunities and organize. You know, organizations that are there to support you because we are here to support you, and there are national resources that your students can still take advantage of. I'm going to plug for the lockout states that don't have any support. will give a full scholarship for students from lock out States and send them to friendly states and institutions that will support them".

Dra. Sandy López (she/her/ella)

Director of the Undocumented Student

Episode description

We turn the focus to one emerging HSI in this episode of ¿Qué pasa, HSIs? to learn about how one campus has prepared to become an HSI. Our guest, Dra. Sandy López serves as the Director of the Undocumented Student Resource Center at Northern Illinois University (NIU), an emerging HSI in Illinois. Sandy has over 30 years of experience serving students, staff, faculty, and school business officials as an elementary school teacher, academic advisor, teaching consultant, administrator, and most importantly as a mentor and student advocate. Dra. López talks about her work as an unapologetic educator activist who is heavily involved on campus and in the community, working with and for undocumented students, and shares resources that educators can access. She provides a wealth of information about how NIU has intentionally emerged towards HSI. Dra. López’s energy is unmatched in this episode!

APA citation

Garcia, G.A. (Host). (2023, October 8). Advocacy for Undocumented Students at One Emerging HSI. (No.305) [Audio podcast episode]. In ¿Qué pasa, HSIs?.

bottom of page