APLU is keeping our members in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in our thoughts and prayers as they face Hurricane Maria along with our institutions in Central Mexico as they recover from yesterday's earthquake.
We have heard from institutions that suffered from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and below is information on how you can support recovery efforts. We would be happy to add other campus- or student-focused relief fund. Institutions with such relief funds can email APLU with a link to funds to be added to the following list.
The University of Virgin Islands, which suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Irma and was just hit by Hurricane Maria, has established the UVI Rise Fund to support students, faculty, and staff who were impacted by the storm.
The University of Central Florida has launched an effort to replenish its Knights Helping Knights Pantry, which provides food, water, and clothing in times of need. The pantry’s shelves are now nearly bare in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
In addition to these efforts, APLU compiled student relief fund information from institutions impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Those efforts are still ongoing and additional information on them is below.
In addition to these institutions, the Texas higher education community has launched a unified giving initiative to provide emergency aid to college students impacted by the Hurricane Harvey. You can contribute to the Harvey HELP fund here.