Dear Class of 2021 and 100 Senior Honorary members,
You have been recognized for your extraordinary commitment to Emory as a student leader. It is certain that you have all left a mark on this wonderful university in your own way.
Alumni have been crucial in funding student support funds like the Food Security Fund and the Student Hardship Fund. These have helped meet the basic needs of students. Emory strives to meet the needs of all students, but that is not without help from the broader Emory community.
As you are soon to be alumni, we hope that you continue service to the university and ensure we give each new class of students the amazing opportunities you had.
We're calling on all student leaders and 100 Senior Honorary members to make one last impact as students and make a gift to an equity fund at Emory. Along with the Student Hardship Fund and Food Security fund, we also have many funds that support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emory. A $5 gift is all it takes to support. You can learn about the impact your gift would make for each fund below.
If you haven't already made a gift to Emory during your senior year, this is an opportunity to earn your blue tassel. For every twenty seniors who make a gift, an additional $100 of challenge money will be unlocked and dispersed amongst these equity funds. If we accomplish our goal of 100 senior donors, we will unlock a total of $500 in challenge funds, which will provide critical support to students in need.
Together, your impact will ensure you leave Emory as a more equitable and inclusive university.
Direct Student Support
The new Emory Food Security Fund will help fight food insecurity directly within the Emory student community by allowing students experiencing food insecurity to purchase their own food during breaks, while living off-campus, and during remote learning. If you are a student experiencing need, fill out this form to get direction to necessary services.
The Student Hardship Fund (SHF) was formed in 2011 to support Emory students facing unexpected financial hardship. The fund aids both undergraduates and graduates at Emory University across all nine schools on the Atlanta and Oxford campuses. By providing financial assistance to support students during catastrophic events, such as a death in the family, unexpected job loss, uninsured medical expenses, and eviction, the Student Hardship Fund allows Emory students to continue their education despite the obstacles they are facing.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) – ODEI, guided by Emory's Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Carol E. Henderson, creates spaces for faculty, staff, and students to work and learn in inclusive, equitable, and diverse environments where they thrive and bring their whole selves to our campus community.
Activism RaCE –The Office for RACE encourages and challenges students to inquire about the construction of racial identities and create active learning communities that enhance their awareness and exploration of why and how race informs cultural and communal development.