During these times of uncertainty and stress, we know that what binds a community together is the support we give to one another. We are especially committed to our current students— providing the help they need to stay safe, complete their studies and fulfill their goals.


With the transition to online classes, many of our more vulnerable students are now facing unforeseen new challenges. We are hearing about students who can’t afford to travel home, who do not have a laptop or computer at home for online classes and who relied on an on-campus job for extra income.


Given these sudden and critical needs, along with the recommendations for social distancing, we are postponing Giving Day 2020, One Day to Give, and instead asking our generous and caring alumni to contribute directly to a new Student Emergency Support Fund. This new fund will address the immediate needs of students experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.


Please click here to make your contribution to the Student Emergency Support Fund today.


With your generosity, the University can act quickly to provide help to our vulnerable students during this crisis. Your donation will fund:

  • travel— so that students can return safely home
  • IT support including laptops and broadband internet
  • unmet medical expenses
  • meal money for students with food insecurity

Thank for your concern and willingness to go above and beyond for others— and helping us all come together at this time to support our students.

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