One of my students is experiencing extenuating circumstances, such as financial insecurity, academic concerns, etc., due to COVID-19. How can the University support them?

Support resources differ based on your campus:

  • University Park students who are experiencing unforeseen circumstances because of COVID-19 can be referred to the Student Care and Advocacy office.
  • World Campus students can view Care and Concern information to access resources.
  • Students at other Penn State campuses should check their campus Student Affairs website for Care and Advocacy contact information.

For many campuses, you will find a report form that the student can complete, or that can be completed by you on behalf of the student. Additionally, students facing financial insecurity may complete the Student Emergency Fund application form.