CSU Hurricane Relief

This page has been created to give students, faculty, parents, employees, the general public and members of the CSU family the latest news on our hurricane relief efforts.

Katrina Students at the CSU: 100 Days After
More than 300 students who were displaced by Katrina, the most devastating hurricane on recent record, have made new lives for themselves at 20 California State University campuses, where faculty and staff have met them with open arms. (12/21/2005)

Memo: Grant for Hurricane Katrina Students
The following memo was sent to the CSU campuses to announce that the CSU has been made a grant of $100,000 for the sole purpose of assisting students affected by the disaster in the Gulf Region. (9/27/2005)

CSU Aids Students Affected by Katrina
In an effort to assist college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the California State University this fall will admit students from Gulf Coast area colleges, as well as California students who had planned to attend a college in that region. (9/6/2005)

CSUMentor: News for Gulf Coast Students Applying to the CSU
Students from the Gulf Coast area affected by Hurricane Katrina, even those who lack proper academic documents, may be admitted conditionally for the Fall 2005 term. Use the CSUMentor website to apply to the CSU for admittance. (9/6/2005)

CSAC Announces Cal Grant Plans (.pdf)
The California Student Aid Commission announced that Cal Grant eligible students who declined their award and planned to enroll or enrolled in a college or university in the affected hurricane region will be allowed to reinstate their Cal Grant award for the 2005-06 award year upon their return to a California institution. (9/7/2005)
Campus Relief
The American Council on Education (ACE) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) have created this site as an information hub for campus relief efforts nationwide.

NASULGC Member Relief Efforts
This site contains an updated list of National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges member institutions that have reported efforts to aid college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, as well as other steps some are taking to assist victims of the storm.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle has set up a special page for announcements from colleges affected by the hurricane, and from associations and government agencies. Check regularly for updates.

Southern Regional Educational Board
Students whose college campus has been closed are eligible to take online courses at no cost to you in Sloan Semester, through a program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and through collaboration between the Sloan Consortium and the Southern Regional Education Board.

AACSB to Help Business School Students
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has created a list of business schools offering assistance to business students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

AASCU: Presidents Express Thanks, Urge Financial Sensitivity
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities Gulf Coast Presidents are greatly concerned about the long-term financial impact Katrina will have on their respective institutions.
Red Cross
Contains information on giving to the Red Cross, volunteering, as well as the family links registry.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is currently providing services to storm victims and first responders in the Gulf Coast states. A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies.
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Last Updated: January 05, 2006

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