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In these unprecedented times, it’s important to care for ourselves, our families and those in our communities. UC has taken decisive measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak, including canceling in-person classes, and closing university and dining facilities for the rest of the semester.
These closures affect each of our 46,000-plus students, and we’re grateful that so many can return home to be with their families. However, these closures could have far-reaching effects on others, as some of our students are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food and other vital resources.
People have graciously asked how they can help—this is your chance.
By giving to any of the emergency relief funds below, you can directly support critical areas of need for UC students. Your gift will make an immediate impact on their circumstances, and we ask that you also spread the word through your personal networks.
From the entire UC family, thank you. Let’s continue caring for one another as best as we can right now.
UC faculty and staff can make a gift through payroll deduction by clicking here.
UC Student Emergency Fund
Emergency and/or crisis situations can bring about unforeseen hardships for our Bearcats. Your gift to the UC Student Emergency Fund provides currently enrolled students with the financial assistance they need, in these times when they need it most. Please refer students to this webpage for further instructions on how to apply for funds.
A fixture in our university community, the Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies to students in essential need. There has been high demand for the Pantry recently, and it plans to remain open amid university closures. Your support is crucial.
Clermont Bearcats Pantry
Similarly, the Clermont Bearcats Pantry provides free food, hygiene items and cleaning supplies to UC Clermont students in essential need. There has been high demand for the Pantry recently, and it plans to remain open amid university closures. Your support is crucial.
UC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
UC CAPS remains open to provide mental health services (e.g., self-help education, counseling, crisis care) over the phone to UC students. Your gift ensures that UC CAPS can continue supporting students’ mental health and well-being 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UC Health Crisis Response Fund
In times of crisis, UC Health is on the front lines for our community. Your gift to the Crisis Response Fund supports the immediate needs of UC Health to lead the response to pandemics such as COVID-19.
For more information about the University of Cincinnati's response to COVID-19, please visit https://www.uc.edu/publichealth.html.