Hampton University Responds to Katrina Disaster
A Message from President William R. Harvey

September 6, 2005

In the aftermath of the devastation created by Hurricane Katrina, the Hampton University Community first extends its sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones and prayers for those who are still unaccounted for. The University has offered to take students who were enrolled in Nursing and Pharmacy programs at Xavier and Dillard Universities into our schools of Pharmacy and Nursing. Additionally, other students who are impacted by the storm are welcome as well. Thus far, some 36 students have been processed. Those students who have paid tuition to schools closed as a result of Hurricane Katrina will be able to enroll tuition free for this fall semester.

Hampton University will provide immediate technological assistance by preparing and hosting an emergency website which can serve as a vehicle of communication to provide updates to the affected cities, counties, and states and provide e-mail service to those who want or need it. We are also prepared to host the technology systems required for student information, financial systems, and assist in data recovery for as long as necessary.

Hampton University will have a collection station in the Student Center for individuals and groups to drop off coats, pants, dresses etc., for victims of Katrina. These items will be distributed to the affected individuals. Additionally, we will collect funds from those interested in contributing. Make checks payable to Hampton University (Katrina Relief) and send to Mrs. Doretha Spells, Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer, Hampton, Virginia 23668.