Student Emergency Fund: Help a Patriot Student in Need

Make an immediate difference for the UT Tyler Patriots struggling in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  

Student Emergency Fund: Help a Patriot Student in Need

Getting Through the Coronavirus Crisis Together 

The coronavirus pandemic has had unprecedented impact on communities around the world, our state, and The University of Texas at Tyler. 

For our students' safety and in the interest of public health, the university has had to make dramatic changes to how we educate students. To increase social distancing and to help prevent the spread of the virus The University of Texas at Tyler has taken several measures to be successful in its efforts.  We extended spring break, encouraged students living on campus to remain at home, and moved all classes online for the remainder of the semester. 

This has caused major disruptions in the lives of all of our students.  Not all of our students are able to return to home or have the resources available in their hometown to be academically successful. Some need emergency support from UT Tyler to ensure they are fed, housed and able to participate in our new online learning model. 

Your support is critical to our students' safety and academic success.

A gift to this emergency fund helps provide:

  • Funds for students who have lost wages or jobs they depend on to pay for their education and support themselves or their families.
  • Laptops and internet access for students who will not otherwise be able to complete their coursework.
  • Immediate support for students facing housing challenges or food insecurity.
  • Resources for students who need emergency medical and mental health services.  

All funds raised will be administered and distributed by the University’s Student Emergency Fund to ensure equity and support for the students in greatest need.


For questions, please contact:

Susan Rossman

Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Office: 903.566.7047 |

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