Undocumented Students in the Extension Community

You and your students may be concerned about recent reports of raids being planned by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to arrest undocumented individuals in Northern California. UC Berkeley stands in unwavering support of our students and colleagues, regardless of immigration status. At this time, we have no information or indication that ICE has plans to come to Extension. Yet we want everyone to be prepared and informed.

If any third party asks you for information about a student(s), including their whereabouts:

  • Do not provide consent for any external third party to enter a classroom when instruction is in progress.
  • Politely and calmly inform the person that: you do not have the authority to provide entry, information or to authorize release of information; you need to refer the person to the appropriate manager; and you are not intending to obstruct their process.
  • Refer the inquirer to: the on-site center supervisor; and to Amy Chung, Registrar and Director of Student Services, email extension@berkeley.edu or call (510) 664-4539. Please note that all Extension Center Staff have Amy Chung's business cards at the front desk available for distribution.
  • Once the person is referred to the onsite supervisor and Amy Chung: do not engage further with the individual, do not obstruct the process, and do not act to physically deny access.

If the interaction becomes threatening to students, staff or others, contact the UCPD, 911 or local law enforcement. (View emergency and non-emergency numbers for your location.)

If a student(s) has expressed to you that they are concerned about the possibility of ICE raids, please refer them to this handout that explains their rights and information about free and low-cost community resources.


Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), only under special circumstances may information about a student be released to a third party without the student’s written consent. Those circumstances include:

  • Warrants and subpoenas: Only senior managers in Student Services have authorization to review these documents and release this information in accordance with them.
  • In a circumstance where a student is in imminent danger or if you feel unsafe: Contact UCPD, 911 or local law enforcement. (View emergency and non-emergency numbers for your location.). Also, consult with Student Services as soon as possible by emailing extension@berkeley.edu or calling (510) 664-4539.

Please contact Student Services by emailing extension@berkeley.edu or call (510) 664-4539) to refer any third-party inquiries or for any questions you may have.