This research investigates the activism of undocumented students in the pursuit of a higher education. This research explores the UndocuPEERS presentation, an undocumented-student led workshop for faculty and staff held at universities across the United States. This workshop educates faculty and staff on ways to support undocumented students in the university and how they can make their universities more accessible to undocumented students. This thesis project provides an overview of issues and barriers to a higher education that undocumented students face. This thesis is about the presentation and the impact it had on two Kentucky universities. It also considers the impact of current events in immigration and policies that could affect the futures of undocumented students.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-8-2017


Abbey Poffenberger

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Languages, Cultures, and Humanities

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Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Languages, Cultures, and Humanities