When AASCU receives status reports and information about campus assistance opportunities they will be posted on this Here for Houston site.
The Gator Relief Fund supports students who have suffered personal losses following Hurricane Harvey. Funds donated provide assistance with replacing textbooks, supplies, technology, and for other immediate education-related needs. To contribute go to
https://giving.uh.edu/uhdowntown and choose “Gator Relief Fund” in the dropdown menu.
You can also call 361-825-3292 to pay by credit card over the phone.
Texas and national leaders from higher education associations, institutions, foundations and businesses have come together to launch the
Harvey HELP Fund, a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the close to 500,000 students impacted by Hurricane Harvey—almost a third of all of the college and university students in the state. HELP, which stands for Higher Education Learning Pathways, will provide emergency funds to enable students in southeast Texas to stay on or more quickly return to their education pathway.
The relief efforts are being led by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); Austin Community College (ACC); Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC); Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT); Council of Public Universities Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC); Civitas Learning; and Communities Foundations of Texas (CFT), the parent of Educate Texas.
Helping Families and Schools Recover in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
In this webinar, held on Sept. 7, 2017, federal- and state-level presenters provided an overview of key supports available to schools and families through schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Topics included what to expect now that the storm has passed, what education rights and supports are available for students made homeless as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and what next steps you can take to help families and schools recover. The webinar also outlined what federal resources are available to get more information.
Presenters included representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Homeless Education, Texas Education Agency, Texas Homeless Education Office, Louisiana Department of Education, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
View the presentation slide deck for more information.
This article was written by Walter Bumphus, president of the Association of American Community Colleges, and his executive assistant, Angel Royal, when he was chief executive of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. It addresses disaster recovery after Katrina and includes a disaster preparedness checklist. Read article (pdf)