Jaguar Nation partners to help on-campus students move amid coronavirus concerns
The Southern University Division of Student Affairs, Southern University Foundation and Southern University Alumni Federation Monday, March 23, announced an initiative to aid students who may have difficulty transitioning from residential housing to their homes or other non-communal spaces as the university continues to monitor and address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This emergency fund aims to provide nominal assistance such as gas money for students to travel home.
“We understand that there are many moving parts in this uncertain time as we face a global coronavirus pandemic,” stated Student Affairs officials in a notice sent to students. “Out of an abundance of caution and to keep our students safe, we have been strongly encouraging residential students to move off campus as soon as possible. We realize that this is not an easy feat for some students as this creates a financial emergency. With this in mind, the Division of Student Affairs is working with our Southern University Foundation and Southern University Alumni Federation to assist those who need some help to move off campus during this time. We thank you all for being the most important part of Southern University. It is our pleasure to continue to serve you.”
Students who are in need of nominal financial assistance for this type of move should contact the Housing Support Line at 225-771-4083 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their situations will then be assessed and remedied accordingly if possible.
Students who are still on campus continue to receive regular services such as meals. For all student notices and information regarding the coronavirus epidemic and its effects on the Southern University campus, go to www.sus.edu/coronavirus.