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Longhorn Relief For Hurricane Harvey

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
52 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 09:45 AM CST
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Longhorn Relief For Hurricane Harvey

In the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented flooding affecting the homes and communities of as many as one third of University of Texas students, Student Emergency Services in the Office of the Dean of Students continues to support our students in need through distributions from the Student Emergency Fund. This fund was created to help ensure that unforeseen circumstances do not prevent enrolled students from continuing their education at The University of Texas at Austin. This campaign provides our Longhorn family with an opportunity to unite in support of those students most affected by this disaster, and to be ready for future student needs from this and other emergencies.  

Latest Updates and Facts

  • So far more than 1,500 current students have reported disaster-caused absences to Student Emergency Services. Among some of the hardest hit were 28 graduate students working at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, all of whom have been displaced by the storm.
  • Student Emergency Services has already assigned over $30,000 from the Student Emergency Fund, an amount that the fund usually spends over an entire year, and we have only reached the second day of class.
  • Student Emergency Services expects to distribute significantly more to students as the full scope of the need is revealed.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please consider making a contribution to the Student Emergency Fund. 100% of your gift will go directly to students facing this disaster or future emergencies.
  • Share this opportunity within your network. Whether you click the Facebook and Twitter links on this page, send an email, or tell a friend - spreading the word of need is important to helping reach our goal.


Choose a giving level


Longhorn Defender

Can replace lost prescriptions a student who may have forgotten, left behind, or had prescriptions destroyed in the flooding.


Longhorn Champion

Can cover five counseling sessions with the Counseling and Mental Health Center for a student who can't afford the copay. As Harvey has affected many UT students, Counseling and Mental Health Services has extended hours for the many students needing services.


Longhorn Advocate

Can provide groceries for a student in need.


Longhorn Ambassador

Can provide new shoes and basic clothing items for a student who arrives with limited wardrobe due to the flooding.


Longhorn Hero

Can replace textbooks and other necessary school supplies that may have been left behind or destroyed in the flood waters.


Longhorn Guardian

Could cover housing needs for a student displaced by the storm.


Longhorn Partner

Will support the ongoing ability of the Student Emergency Fund to be there when students need it most.

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