Hurriane Harvey Disaster Relief

Message from UCF's Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz

Posted Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 3:49 PM


Hurricane Harvey has severely impacted Houston and other communities in Texas. Our thoughts are with the people affected by this disaster.

The University of Central Florida’s Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services is answering the call to help by providing assistance to students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. UCF CARES supports the safety and well-being of all Knights. During times of catastrophe, it is essential for our community to come together and support one another. UCF has many resources and support services to assist students, faculty, and staff in times of distress.

UCF Counseling Center: 
If a student is in need of counseling services assistance, UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services is available for all students directly or indirectly impacted by crisis.

UCF Student Care Services: 
If you know of a student who has been directly impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, please encourage the student to contact Student Care Services at (407) 823-5607. SCS connects students to community resources and services and provides class absence notifications to faculty, if applicable.

Employee Assistance Program: 
University employees needing additional support are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program:

How to help hurricane victims:
The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website and volunteers to help in Texas.

As our community continues to heal and support those impacted, many ask how we can help. Several student-led initiatives are currently in progress, so students may engage in community efforts to support hurricane victims. Others may wish to explore donation options through the Red Cross or United Way. UCF does not endorse any specific service agency, and encourages you to conduct your own research and choose organizations that best fit your interests and abilities.

For more information about UCF Student Care Services, visit


Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President
Student Development and Enrollment Services
University of Central Florida

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