Humboldt Connected

Joining together to help students and support HSU during these difficult times.

Your support is helping address some of the most challenging issues HSU is facing at this time.

We’re meeting this challenge together, providing funds for technology, food, housing, and healthcare. Your support is helping students stay in school, even through the unprecedented challenges they are facing.

As a HSU community, we may be distant for now, but we are close at heart always.

I was truly afraid that I wouldn’t have been able to continue my education before I received Student Adversity funds. With the money I was awarded, I have been able to sustain expenses essential to my life as a student and continue my education. Your generosity has made that possible, for me and for other students in need.” —Liz Hedlund, Psychology '22

Liz Hedlund

How You Can Help

Student Adversity Fund

Gifts to the Student Adversity Fund are immediately going to address the unexpected pressures brought on by the COVID-19 upheaval, helping students stay in school. Providing direct support will help students cover such necessities as lost wages, housing, food, transportation, relocation costs, technology, and other essentials.

More than ever, students need your support to continue their journey to graduation and toward achieving their dreams.

Overcoming Barriers to Health

This fund helps students with unforeseen medical needs continue on the path towards graduation.

Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs

Donor funds help Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs respond to the emergency food needs of HSU students.

Student Success Scholarship

The Student Success Scholarship is HSU’s most flexible scholarship, helping students in all disciplines, with the greatest needs.

Dreamers Adversity Fund

Support HSU California Dream Act students in the wake of COVID-19 with a gift that will help offset the loss of wages, secure housing, and afford basic needs. 

Emergency Support FAQs

What is the best way to make the greatest impact with my gift?

What is the best way to make the greatest impact with my gift?

Gifts to any of the support funds listed here go to addressing hardships due to COVID-19. Of those funds, the Student Adversity Fund allows for the greatest flexibility and immediate assistance to students during this time.

What if I have a question about my gift?

What if I have a question about my gift?

Please contact Development at giving@humboldt.edu or 707-826-5200 for questions about making gifts, your gift’s impact, and anything related to your support of HSU during this time. We’re here to help!

Where can I learn more about how HSU is navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Where can I learn more about how HSU is navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

You can visit humboldt.edu to find updates, FAQ’s, resources, news and more about how HSU is addressing the current circumstances.

I’m a student and I need assistance. What do I do?

I’m a student and I need assistance. What do I do?

If you are facing financial hardship, you can request support here for each support fund, depending what your need is. You can also check out the HSU student resources page here for support with learning, wellbeing, technology and more.

How has COVID-19 affected our campus community?

How has COVID-19 affected our campus community?

In response to the pandemic, HSU’s priority has been doing all we can to protect the health and safety of the campus community as well as the broader community. We have also been focused on ensuring that students are able to progress toward earning their degrees, including transitioning to virtual instruction on March 26.

You can visit humboldt.edu for more information on how HSU has been affected by the pandemic, and the steps the university has been taking to address these impacts.

What is the purpose of the emergency support funds?

What is the purpose of the emergency support funds?

The purpose of the emergency support funds are to keep HSU students in school despite challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will the funds be allocated?

How will the funds be allocated?

Each fund is being allocated to students who present the greatest need at this time. Student Adversity Fund support goes to students who are facing circumstances that may otherwise prevent them from staying in school, and who have no other financial means of support. Oh SNAP! serves students who request support through food distribution or J-points. Overcoming Barriers to Health support is allocated by HSU Student Health & Wellbeing Services for students who need financial support to cover medical costs that would otherwise force them to drop out of school. The Student Success Scholarship funds are allocated to students who face gaps in their funding.

How can I help in other ways?

How can I help in other ways?

In addition to the emergency support funds, the emergency support funds, gifts to the HSU program or college of your choice continue to help during this time. Choose your impact here.

You can also help by donating sewn face coverings for students. Learn more about how you can help by contacting forever@humboldt.edu.

Will we receive updates on the progress of the funds?

Will we receive updates on the progress of the funds?

Yes! If you don’t already receive email updates from the HSU Foundation, please contact giving@humboldt.edu or call 707-826-5200 to be added to the list.