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HACU Aid to Disaster-Impacted Students, Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has been committed to assisting in any way possible students, faculty, and others at institutions impacted by natural disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“The aftermath of these incredibly devastating events is an enormous challenge for all Americans and for the world. HACU is seeking to collaborate with other sister associations and national organizations to offer support and facilitate coordination between its member colleges and universities and those most affected by natural disasters,” HACU President Antonio Flores said.

HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIA (2017)

We are currently surveying our membership to see what assistance other institutions may be able to offer to those impacted by these hurricanes. As we receive this information, it will be posted on this page.  Please click on the college or university name to see contact information and an indication of the type of assistance the campus can provide.  (All information provided is as given by the campus on the date indicated.  As conditions change rapidly, the information may be dated or in error at the time of your inquiry.  Please contact the campus directly at the contact information provided for further information or clarification.)

If your institution wants to offer some help for students or faculty displaced by the hurricanes, click here to access our online form.

List of HACU Institutions Offering Assistance

Ana G. Méndez University System

Colegio Universitario de San Juan 

Delaware Valley University

DePaul University

Florida Atlantic University 

Florida International University

Meredith College

Oregon State University

Regis College

Sacramento State

St. Thomas University

University of Connecticut 

University of Wisconsin Parkside

 

Other organizations assisting disaster relief


MEXICO EARTHQUAKES (SEPTEMBER 2017)

We are also surveying membership to see what resources may be available for our member institutions in Mexico affected by the earthquakes in September 2017.  As we receive this information, it will be posted on this page.  Please click on the college or university name to see contact information and an indication of the type of assistance the campus can provide.  (All information provided is as given by the campus on the date indicated.  As conditions change rapidly, the information may be dated or in error at the time of your inquiry.  Please contact the campus directly at the contact information provided for further information or clarification.)

If your institution wants to offer help for institutions or their students or faculty affected by the earthquakes, click here to access the online form.

List of HACU Institutions Offering Assistance

DePaul University

Our Lady of the Lake University

 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MATERIALS ON DISASTER RESPONSE

Webinar: Non-Regulatory Guidance on Flexibility and Waivers for Grantees and Program Participants Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters

You can also find all these materials by visiting the webinar page on the National Center for Safe Supportive Learning Environment’s website: https://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/events/webinar/non-regulatory-guidance-flexibility-and-waivers-grantees-and-program-participants.

Need Help?

U.S. Department of Education Emergency Response Contact Center

Disaster Distress Helpline