Additional reporting by Yun Liang.
- Students who wish to speak with a counselor in the Health & Wellness Office for support during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) can call 781-239-6200.
- Outside of normal hours, students should contact Public Safety at 781-239-5555 and ask to be connected with the Student Affairs staff member on call.
- Students are never required to disclose DACA or undocumented status when seeking out information.
Students Can Also Connect With:
- Alana Anderson: Multicultural Programs/Glavin Office, 781-239-4565
- Stephanie Kuchova: Academic Service/First Gen Programs, 781-239-4075
- Katherine McMahon: Residence Education, 781-239-5295
- Denicia Ratley: Faith & Service, 781-239-5969
Confidential Resources at Babson Include:
- Counseling staff in the Health & Wellness Office
- Chaplains in the Office of Faith & Service
- Nurse practitioners in Health Services
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services
- Health Promotion/Alcohol & Other Drug Services
Steer Away from Scams
You may receive an email and/or calls from someone claiming to be the FBI, ICE/DHS (or even the IRS with a request for money). In many cases, the emails and/or calls are threatening deportation or arrest. Sometimes the phone numbers and emails may match the official ones. If you hear anything like this, notify ISSS (International Student and Scholar Services) or Public Safety immediately. Advise that the individual receiving these messages not reply or take any steps until they speak with Public Safety.
An Open Babson Community Knows To
- Listen respectfully and suspend judgment. Keep personal or political opinions to yourself. This should not be a debate or discussion about a group of people or about policy; it is about that individual opening up to you and trusting you.
- Respect your friend’s confidentiality and boundaries. Allow them to share what they want, when they want, and how they want.
- Resist the “single story” thought process about “illegals.” This identity does not define the person; it is one part of their complex identity.
- Ask questions you may have, but understand that your friend may not have all the answers. Your friend may or may not feel comfortable answering, and you should respect those boundaries.
- Educate yourself about current policies and political rhetoric that are impacting undocumented persons and communities in the U.S.
- Do not allow your friend to become isolated. Let them know about campus resources and groups, community organizations, and more. If they wish to know other undocumented students, ISSS will reach out to other undocumented students with whom they have a relationship and who have provided their consent for this. Students who share their immigration status with ISSS are never forced to share their information with others.