Help for when the unexpected happens.
A University of Oregon education isn’t just about earning a degree. It’s learning to lead, to work together with a group towards a common goal. It’s advocating for a cause and pursuing a passion and conquering new challenges. The Division of Student Life is all about those experiences beyond the classroom, from running for office in student government to trying a yoga class at the Rec Center to landing a summer internship. We work to help students discover the clubs, activities, experiences, and organizations that enrich their education and their life.
But no student can take advantage of all the opportunities available to them on this campus if they’re worried about paying the rent. For #DucksGive 2018, Student Life focusing on helping students in crisis. Thanks to a generous group of UO parents, we were able to launch the Students in Crisis fund, a resource for students who have hit unexpected financial issues.
Whether a student lost a parent and can’t afford a plane ticket home for the funeral or was the victim of a theft and needs some money to tide them over while they wait for resolution, the Students in Crisis fund offers flexible relief from hardship. Managed by the Office of the Dean of Students, the money can be dispersed quickly at the dean’s discretion, without affecting financial aid or scholarships.
With $10,000 already in the fund, we’re working to build up the dollars in the account to one day be permanently endowed. In the meantime, any gifts are immediately available for students in need. Help us support Ducks in need with a gift to a Student Life fund today!