DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Take Care, Texas
By Eugene Zdziarski and the Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M. /
February 19, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
For DePaul students at home in Texas this quarter, the power outages are directly affecting many students' ability to stay warm; get food or water – or even attend classes and complete assignments.
Students in need of assistance have asked, “How can I get help?" Faculty and staff want to know, “How can I provide help?"
We know building a longstanding sense of family or community implies we are there for each other, in all times, but especially when we face difficult circumstances. To our students in Texas, we want you to know we are with you, in prayer, in solidarity that we want to express in various forms. We belong to each other, and we care for each other together.
Resources for students seeking assistance Student Emergency Assistance Fund DePaul students in Texas who have experienced loss of income associated with the storm, whether because they were unable to commute to work or because they are working remotely and have lost power and internet services, can request emergency financial assistance through the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. To learn more about the emergency fund process, email firstname.lastname@example.org
University Counseling Services For mental health support, students can schedule an initial consultation with a university counselor by calling (773) 325-7779.
University Spiritual and Pastoral Care Mission and Ministry staff including Rev. Diane Dardon and Amanda Thompson, are available for conversation about spiritual needs and concerns.
Ways to Support Students Many students engaging in remote learning from Texas have not had power for up to three days, so they have not been able to attend class or access D2L during this time and
may well be experiencing multiple forms of stress.
It is not necessary for the student to complete an absence notification form through the Dean of Students office in order to receive these accommodations.
Ways to help residents of Texas
Find out how you can help here:
Catholic Charities USA Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Catholic Charities Dallas Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Diocese of Dallas Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Together, we will continue to Take Care DePaul.