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Undocumented Initiatives

Mariposas Poderosas (Fall Semester - Pullman)

Mariposas Poderosas uses a workbook created by our Psychology Department and Undocumented Initiatives to help students not only evaluate their resilience but also build on top of resilience factors they already possess. During this fall course, students will work on Hope for the Future, Emotional Openness, and Social Support, working towards learning the true meaning/value of each of these pillars of resilience while simultaneously building on each one. 

Mariposa Creative Care (Spring Semester - Pullman)

This project consists of  weekly creative workshops that will promote self-care, self-discovery, empowerment, resiliency, and of course creativity. Activities in this safe-social-space include: study tables, art tables, board games, movie socials, family dinners, weekend community service, etc. 

Supervision of a weekly safe-social-space for undocumented students (and allies) will take place in the Mestizo Center located in Cleveland Hall (Pullman), Room 121.

Walk in Hours: Monday and Friday: 2:30-6 pm Creative Workshops: Fridays @ 4-5:30 pm

Contact Marcela Pattinson if you are interested in the Mariposas Courses.


Opportunities for Potential and Incoming Students

CASHE Conference: a student-led conference for high-school students of Latino descent.

La Bienvenida: a parent and student visitation program led completely in Spanish. It offers a special HB 1079 information track where we work with undocumented students on their financial aid and housing options. It is a weekend dedicated towards student success and we encourage all incoming students to attend with their parents.

Smart Start: a program for first generation students at WSU that provides additional transitional support and resources during the first college year. Apply by April 1st.

Conexion: a reception to welcome new multicultural students to the Cougar Family. It is held on the Sunday before school starts and includes a large variety of programs and student organizations.

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