Suspending in-person instruction has been an essential step for the University to protect students and to ensure that they can safely continue their studies. However, this decision, along with the closure/reduction of service for most non-essential businesses across the state, has created a financial crisis for many students. Some are experiencing significantly reduced work schedules while others have completely lost the jobs they depend on to pay for their education or support themselves and their families.
The Student Emergency Fund and the Student Food Pantry have been available to Rutgers students in crisis for several years but have never been more needed than they are today. These relief efforts are sustained by the generous financial support of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the University.