Getting Help and Support

Stanford is offering a range of support services for those with needs and questions about immigration issues. The Bechtel International Center can connect members of the campus community to legal assistance, drawing on expanded staffing in the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic of Stanford Law School. Informational sessions, expanded counseling services, online travel guidance and emergency financial support are among the other services being made available.

Campus events

CAPS Sessions at Bechtel:
Individual CAPS drop-in sessions are available at the Bechtel International Center on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. through the rest of the academic year.

Weekly Resources at The Markaz: 
In partnership with CAPS, The Markaz has expanded its on-site mental health resources for students, including weekly group therapy meetings and one-on-one drop-in sessions with Drs. Rania Awaad and Oliver Lin:

Tuesday: Drop-In Counseling Sessions
30-minute confidential sessions with Dr. Oliver Lin
When: 12 noon – 2 p.m.
Where: Room 202, Nitery Building
Day-of sign-up: Students can secure their spots at 12 noon on Tuesday by adding their name to the sign-up sheet on the door of Room 202. Students may request to be seen anonymously.

Thursday: Community Healing Circle
A therapeutic gathering and safe space for students to discuss concerns, fears and anxieties, and to connect in solidarity with others. Session led by Dr. Rania Awaad using the “Book of Assistance” by Imam Al-Haddad. Open to all.
When: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Turquoise Room, The Markaz: Resource Center

Friday: Drop-In Counseling Sessions
30-minute confidential sessions with Dr. Rania Awaad
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Room 209, Nitery (location may change)
Sign up through Dr. Awaad’s MeetMe scheduler. Students may request to be seen anonymously.

Friday: Women’s Reflection Hour
A post-Jummah group gathering for female-identifying community members to reflect and connect with each other. Session led by Dr. Rania Awaad.
Where: Old Union Sanctuary
When: 2 – 3 p.m.