Leadership Without Borders

Purple Group (Peer Support Group)


The Purple Group is a peer support network of undocumented students that meets monthly to foster community building, connect with allies, share resources, participate in workshops, and discuss issues affecting immigrant communities locally as well as across the country and the world.


The Purple Group was founded at the University of Washington in 2008 by a group of undocumented students and with the support of Dr. Roberto Gonzales, who is recognized as one of the nations leading experts on undocumented immigrant youth and young adults. The group was founded with the mission to provide undocumented students with a safe space for community building and a connecting point to resources, services, mentorship, and peer-support. Since then, the group has grown to include undocumented students from across the puget sound region.

We are meeting every week.

To find out more about the Purple Group meetings you can visit us at the LWB Center or contact us directly at undocu@uw.edu.


Workshop & Presentation Topics:

Previous Purple Group meetings have included the following workshop, presentation, and discussion topics:

  • Finding & Applying for Scholarships
  • WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
  • Internships, Building a Resume & Career Planning
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Applying to Graduate School
  • Presentations from UW Colleges & Departments