Rooted Proposal

Rooted Research Efforts

Closed: Staff & Faculty Survey

In summer of 2022 we surveyed 314 staff and faculty to learn more about their experiences and needs regarding support for undocumented and immigrant students.

Rooted Staff/Faculty Survey

This survey was part of a study being conducted by the Rooted Collective at the University of Texas at Austin.

Purpose of the Study

The researchers are sought information from staff, faculty, and administrators at UT Austin regarding their experiences supporting students who are undocumented, have temporary status, or are from mixed-status families. The goal is to understand what is working well and what challenges or barriers remain for staff and faculty to support this student population.

Survey Information

Participants completed a 7 – 10 minute online survey. Participants could skip any question they did not want to answer.


This study was confidential and responses to the questions were not linked to anyone’s identity. Results will only be reported in aggregate form.


No compensation was provided.

Closed: Rooted Focus Groups

Closed: Rooted Survey

In spring of 2022 we recruited 25 students and alumni to further explore their experiences of students and alumni. Preliminary were shared during two community town halls and full findings will be shared in an upcoming Rooted center proposal.

In fall of 2021 we launched a survey to gather the experiences of students and alumni. Learn more about the survey below and stay tuned for updates regarding our findings!

Who created the survey

This survey was designed by a collective of immigrant students and alumni from The University of Texas at Austin. Our collective is working toward the creation of a center at UT Austin that supports education equity, professional development, student wellbeing, and advocacy for all students who are undocumented, have temporary status, and/or are from mixed-status families. 

Purpose of the survey

The purpose of this study is to identify factors that may contribute to meeting the academic, social and physiological needs of students and alumni in higher education who are undocumented, have temporary status, and/or are from mixed-status families. Additionally, this study aims to learn more about ways to alleviate these stressors and provide an on-campus support system that reflects the unique needs of these students.

Who should take the survey

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin who are undocumented, have some form of temporary status, and/or are from a mixed-status family are encouraged to take our survey. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. You will be asked questions about your lived experiences as a student, and this information will be used to inform the development of an on-campus support system to meet the unique needs of this student population. 

Privacy statement

There are no risks to participating in this survey. Your responses are confidential, and no identifying information will be linked to your responses. 


Upon completion of the survey you will have the option of being entered to win a drawing for 1-of-40 $25 electronic gift cards.

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