Roadrunners Helping Roadrunners
The Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an emergency situation. Generous donations from UTSA students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff support the fund to provide support to Roadrunners throughout the year.
Since the fall semester of this academic year, 89 students have received financial support from the Student Emergency Fund. This service has aided roadrunners through challenges of housing insecurity, domestic violence, medical care, child care, and the death of a family member.
“SEF can really make a difference on a student’s life when unexpected instances impact a student financially. And now they have to decide whether to use the gas in their car to take their child with medical needs to their Dr’s appointment, or use the gas so the student can come to class. I was able to get an emergency grant to put towards February's bills."
- Senior, Student parent
"Thank you very much as it was very needed. I am glad the Student Emergency Fund"
- Sophomore student.
Through its creation in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and in the height of the COVID pandemic, the Student Emergency Fund has provided limited grants to students who were in need due to an emergency. Whether it’s repairing damages from natural disasters, medical bills or general unforeseen emergencies, our goal is to cover some of those expenses students cannot handle on their own.
You can help today by donating any size so together we can help as many students as possible. This is Roadrunners helping Roadrunners. Thank you!
After Giving Day, 10 student donors will be randomly selected for Sips with Student Assistance Services at Starbucks.
Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson will match all donations up to $500 in support of the Student Emergency Fund.
If you are interested in donating to other wellbeing initiatives for students, consider Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiatives, UTSA Recovery Center, or the Whataburger Resource Room.