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Division of Student Affairs
Student Emergency Funds Needed for Cougs!

The pandemic has dramatically impacted WSU students. 

Financial emergencies related to housing, food, health care, and materials required for the current online instruction environment are prevalent. Between March and September of 2020, more than 400 emergency requests were fulfilled. University funds across the WSU system were depleted multiple times to accommodate students’ needs.

Impacts have been dramatic, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances. Unemployment, both on and off-campus, has directly affected all student groups, from domestic and international to graduate and undergraduate. Unemployment, and reduction of employment, have also impacted families and those who financially support students.

The need for emergency funding is ongoing and urgent. Your support of the Student Emergency Fund will help reduce financial burdens felt by students and allow them to focus on completing their degrees. 

Our Cougs Need Your Support Today.


Cougs Feeding Cougs

At any given moment in time, there are WSU students who are concerned about where their next meal will come from. It is estimated that nearly half of all college students in the U.S. are insecure about reliable access to food, especially affordable and nutritious food. On an average day, 30 food-insecure students request help from the Cougs Feeding Cougs program. This number increases to 80 a day during peak times of the year. When WSU students do not have resources to buy food, this fund plays a significant role in providing WSU students with nutritious meals, allowing them to focus on their studies instead of where they will get their next meal.  

 

First-Gen@WSU 

Nearly 34% of WSU students, across all WSU campuses, identify as first generation. These students are the first in their family to attend a four-year college to attain a bachelor’s degree. WSU is dedicated to serving the ever-growing first-generation population with intention and purpose. 

Recently, WSU was nationally acknowledged as a First Forward Institution, an institution prepared to share evidence-based practices and resources, troubleshoot challenges, generate knowledge and continue to advance the success of first-generation students.  Approximately 150 universities and colleges across the nation have been granted this acknowledgement.  As WSU attracts more first-generation students, there is a pressing need to have quality programs to support them. The university has been a leader in developing new and creative ways to support first‑generation students. 

With your support, the Division of Student Affairs can continue to enhance the programs and support services offered to our first-generation students at all WSU campuses. Your investment will open doors of opportunity for our students, equipping them with lifelong skills that will help them achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Leaderboard
Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Veterinary Medicine $219,595.00
2 Cougar Athletic Fund $41,325.00
3 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $24,070.00
4 WSU Vancouver $19,245.00
5 Murrow College of Communication $16,535.00
6 Honors College $14,450.00
7 Division of Student Affairs $13,505.00
8 College of Education $13,115.00
9 College of Arts & Sciences $11,390.00
10 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences $10,050.00
11 Carson College of Business $9,006.00
12 WSU Everett $8,525.00
13 College of Nursing $7,775.00
14 WSU Tri-Cities $5,235.00
15 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture $3,370.00
16 Graduate School $3,250.00
17 Libraries $2,525.00
18 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship $2,390.00
19 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences $2,300.00
20 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement $2,135.00
21 WSU Global Campus $1,800.00
22 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU $1,150.00
23 WSU Alumni Association $510.00
24 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $500.00
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$500 Lunch Time Bonus Challenge
Congrats to the College Of Veterinary Medicine on unlocking the $500 lunch time bonus!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 88
2 Division of Student Affairs 36
3 College of Education 32
4 WSU Vancouver 30
5 Cougar Athletic Fund 28
6 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 22
7 College of Arts & Sciences 21
8 WSU Tri-Cities 18
9 Honors College 16
10 Carson College of Business 16
11 Murrow College of Communication 15
12 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 9
13 College of Nursing 8
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 7
15 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 7
16 WSU Everett 6
17 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 5
18 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 5
19 WSU Global Campus 5
20 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 4
21 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 2
22 Libraries 2
23 WSU Alumni Association 2
24 Graduate School 2
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$2,500
100 Student Emergency Fund Gifts Unlock $2,500 for First-Gen@WSU Fund
Challenge unlocked! Thank you to everyone who supported the Student Emergency Fund at WSU.
50 / 50 Gifts
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Cougar Ambassador Most Donors Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador who inspires the most donors through referrals will unlock $500 to a #CougsGive fund of choice. How many donors can YOU inspire? This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner of this challenge will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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$500 Lucky Number 131
Thanks to Kathy Ryan for making the 131st gift of the day! The Giving Hope Through Cancer fund has received a bonus $500.
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$500 Bright and Early Donor Bonus
Congrats to Paul Bolls, his bonus will go to the Murrow Dean's Excellence Fund!
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Leaderboard
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Veterinary Medicine 220
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 106
3 WSU Vancouver 86
4 Division of Student Affairs 76
5 Murrow College of Communication 67
6 College of Education 63
7 College of Arts & Sciences 62
8 WSU Everett 48
9 WSU Tri-Cities 47
10 Honors College 42
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 35
12 Carson College of Business 34
13 College of Nursing 31
14 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 29
15 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 20
16 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 17
17 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 16
18 WSU Global Campus 15
19 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 13
20 Libraries 11
21 Graduate School 6
22 WSU Alumni Association 6
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 6
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 4
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Leaderboard
$500 Night Owl Challenge
The campus, college, or program with the most unique donors from 6 p.m. to midnight will receive a $500 bonus thanks to an anonymous donor!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $500 College of Veterinary Medicine 51
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 30
3 Murrow College of Communication 24
4 WSU Vancouver 14
5 Division of Student Affairs 13
6 College of Arts & Sciences 11
7 WSU Everett 11
8 College of Education 10
9 WSU Tri-Cities 8
10 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 8
11 Honors College 7
12 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 6
13 Carson College of Business 6
14 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 4
15 Libraries 4
16 College of Nursing 3
17 WSU Alumni Association 3
18 Graduate School 2
19 WSU Global Campus 2
20 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 2
21 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 2
22 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 1
23 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 1
24 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 1
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$2,500
50 Student Emergency Fund Gifts Unlock $2,500 for Cougs Feeding Cougs Program
Challenge unlocked! Thank you to everyone who supported the Student Emergency Fund at WSU.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
Success!
Cougar Ambassador Total Dollars Inspired Challenge
The Cougar Ambassador with the largest total dollars in referrals will unlock $500 to designate to a #CougsGive fund of choice! This challenge is anonymously sponsored by an '09 alum and current WSU employee. The winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Completed
Success!
$500 Cougs Help Cougs Twitter Challenge
Thank you to @TheHollyJones (Crimson Opportunity Scholarship Fund) and @joanne_m_h (Cougs Feeding Cougs) for your tweets! Your chosen funds have received $500 bonuses from our anonymous challenge donor!
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