Undocumented Student Support Services

WESTCONN Without Borders Student Club


Our main objectives are to help empower students to attain their educational goals, overcome legal and financial obstacles and to achieve their long-term dreams. We will work to educate and assist students from any backgrounds  about the stories and challenges that undocumented students face.  Advocating for opportunities to learn more about the Dream Act and issues around equity and stereotypes against undocumented students.  Any objectives that our club will seek shall be within the laws and regulations of the constitution.  We will look for resources to empower our club members, and help them succeed.

Ms. Bharbara Moraes-Viegas serves as the President of Westconn Without Borders.  If you wish to join the club or have any questions about the upcoming events, please contact Ms. Viegas by email at viegas003@connect.wcsu.edu or by phone at (203) 617-9790.


On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the club is hosting a Intercultural Pot-luck at the Danbury Room in the Midtown Student Center (MTSC).  All are welcome to enjoy and partake in the holiday festivities and traditions.


On Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., in the Westside Campus Center Ballroom, the club is co-sponsoring a“Spirituality With or Without Religion” event as a part of the WCSU Holiday Celebrations Around the World program that ishosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs. There will be a reception following the event at 6:30 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public!

The keynote speaker will be Mr. Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar, a United Nation’s Lecturer and Founding President of the Quantum Leap Institute, a NGO detached from any formal religious movement, established in 1988, with the main purpose of promoting the ideals of happiness, peace, and universal fraternity. The Quantum Leap Institute has a Special Consultative Status within UN’s Economic and Social Council (“ECOSOC”), allowing it 10-voting seats within the United Nations. Benjamin holds yearly lectures in New York City at the United Nations and/or The Freedom Tower, focused on the defense and development of essential spiritual principles for the consolidation of peace in the world, solidarity amongst people, and the integral evolution of humanity. This year, we have the honor of hosting this lecture at WCSU!  Benjamin will bring these ideas and principles to WCSU in order to promote the concept of being spiritual with or without organized religion.

Please click here to view the noted flyer for the event and also click here to view a biography of Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar.  As a club, actively promoting inclusion, understanding, and acceptance, we appreciate your support in attending this event.

On Monday, November 26, 2018, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., the club is hosting a training session at the Midtown Student Center (MTSC) Room 201.  This training is open to all WCSU students and graduates.  The training is geared around educating student leaders on how to interact and be conscious of undocumented students in the workplace, classroom, etc. Usually, this event is traditionally for faculty, however Connecticut Students for a Dream (“C4D”) is altering the program to fit college students and professionals in the workplace.  A certificate of completion will be provided after the three hour training making this is a great resume builder!  Please click here to view the noted flyer for the event. To sign up, please refer to the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4CA8A723A7FA7-training. There are only 50 slots available, so students should sign up quickly to ensure their spot!

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m., in the Midtown Student Center Theater, the club is supporting the Student Government Association Town Hall Meeting on institutional aid – please click here to view the SGA flyer.  There will be a live presentation by members of CT Students For a Dream (“C4D”) and panel discussion to follow.  Refreshments will be served.

On Friday, February 9, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Room 202 of the Midtown Student Center (MTSC), the club is hosting a CT Students for a Dream (“C4D”) workshop and presentation about the Dream Act and what is being done in the state to help undocumented students. This will be a community meeting with #AffordToDream testimony and a writing workshop.

For more information, please email jfonsecatapia001@connect.wcsu.edu.