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Every Campus A Refuge-ECAR’s guide aims to build welcoming infrastructure on campuses and local communities.


The 2023 ECAR guide is available for higher education institutions seeking to welcome and support refugees on campus, as well as engage surrounding communities on refugee issues.

The AHLAN Manual (ahlan is an Arabic term to express welcome) was created and published by Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR). The guide is sponsored by Welcoming America’s Fund to Foster Belonging and the Refugee Resettlement Initiative of the National Association of System Heads (NASH).

Based on research conducted by Guilford College faculty and students, the guide provides context on the refugee resettlement process in the U.S., how to find and build a pool of advocates, tools, and resources for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to map out a refugee “ecosystem” on campus and in the local community.

To view and download the manual, click here to fill out the Google Form to receive the toolkit.

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