"College of the Desert commits to continuing our rich tradition of valuing all students and communities that have relied on us when pursuing their educational goals. College of the Desert students, including undocumented students, are encouraged to pursue their educational goals and access all available resources provided by College of the Desert and the State of California. College of the Desert embraces diversity in all forms and the right of all people to have access to quality higher education in a safe learning environment."
Joel L. Kinnamon, former Superintendent/President of Desert Community College District
The mission of College of the Desert's Dreamer Resource Center is to improve student success and help to successfully transition AB 540 student into college. The center provides academic advising, counseling, and referrals to student service programs in a welcoming environment where Dreamers can connect with campus and community resources.
South Annex 1 (nearby Public Safety - see campus map)
You can also schedule an appointment with the DRC Outreach Specialist for assistance with enrollment, CA Dream Act application, AB-540 forms, access to resources, and for any other questions or needs:
Our designated counselors, Jose Simo and Juan Jose Moreno, are available to meet with you virtually as well.
Alas Con Futuro is a student club at COD. The mission of Alas is to facilitate information on educational opportunities and financial resources for undocumented students. Alas provides presentations throughout the Coachella Valley for AB 540 and first-generation students.