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.
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Katrina Students at the CSU: 100 Days After
HIGHER ED RESOURCES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Contains information on giving to the Red Cross, volunteering, as well as the family
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.
January 05, 2006