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The Welcome Campus Network amplifies the work of colleges and universities in welcoming and supporting newcomers seeking safety from across the globe. With additional support as of spring 2023 under the Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement (SHERR) program, the Welcome Campus Network is seeking to grow and deepen its impact. The SHERR program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

This session will feature a special Presentation: Resettlement Campuses: What They Are and How to Create Them

Presenter: Diya Abdo, Ph.D. Founder and Director, Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR), Lincoln Financial Professor of English at Guilford College

Description: Dr. Abdo will provide an overview of the work of resettlement campuses (which are higher education institutions that host refugees on campus grounds and support them in their resettlement) and preview a recently launched resource that allows higher education institutions and their communities to establish such campuses (AHLAN: A Manual for Establishing Resettlement Campuses Together).

What is the commitment upon joining the Network?

Joining the Welcome Campus Network means joining a community of colleges and universities and organizations working with campuses that are committed to welcoming newcomers. Members participate in meetings twice per month to share information and best practices; learn from national, state, and local officials, advocates, and practitioners on current opportunities, trends, and events; participate in communities of practice; and build common solidarity and community.  Through SHERR, Welcome Campus Network members can expect to benefit from tools, training, and other resources. 

How to join the Welcome Campus Network?

If you are interested in joining the Welcome Campus Network as an institutional member (college/university), a nonprofit organization working with institutes of higher education, an individual practitioner working at a college or university, or a campus community member who supports newcomers, please fill out the Welcome Campus Network Membership Form and if you have any questions, reach out to partners@welcome.us

Meetings are held twice a month. A list of 2024 WCN meetings is available here.

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