Resources available to Penn State students affected by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

September 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University officials are continuing to reach out to students from the areas impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey and offering to connect them to Penn State’s student support services.

Four hundred students from Florida attend Penn State. About 280 students at University Park are from Texas, along with approximately 386 Penn State World Campus students from the affected areas. The Vice President for Student Affairs is contacting University Park students from affected areas in Florida, Texas and Louisiana to confirm their safety and find out if they or their families have been impacted by the storms. Among the resources available to Penn State students at University Park are:

  • Student Care and Advocacy, which provides students with the necessary support to make difficult situations more manageable in times of emotional and mental distress, academic distress, loss of housing or financial insecurity, can assist with connecting students with appropriate resources. University Park students can call 814-863-2020 or email for assistance.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services, which can help provide emotional support for students.
  • Residence Life, which will be reaching out to students in on-campus residential housing. Residence Life also will be determining if students with on-campus housing need housing over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Penn State World Campus also has contacted its students in the affected areas, letting them know that the World Campus Student Affairs office is reaching out to faculty and advisers to inform them that those students may be impacted. Penn State World Campus students who are from the areas hit by the storm can email

The University Alumni Association and alumni groups also have been reaching out to Penn Staters who have been affected by the storm, with more information available on Facebook @PennState. 

Last Updated September 11, 2017