Student Emergency Discretion Fund
Help historically underrepresented students handle life’s emergencies

College life is full of unexpected — and frequently costly — bumps in the road. Sometimes, it’s a bus ticket home to visit a sick relative. Other times, it’s an expensive textbook or a lab fee for a class. Historically underrepresented students are frequently under financial stress, and emergencies due to financial hardship can derail a student’s success and, ultimately, the path to graduation.

 

Your gift not only will help historically underrepresented students, it will demonstrate that Buckeyes will aid each other during life’s emergencies. With your generosity, our students will be able to survive unexpected financial challenges.

 

Only about one in five Ohio State students comes from a historically underrepresented group. Further, our African American student population has shrunk so that Ohio State lags behind most other four-year universities in Ohio in minority enrollment.

 

Please give to the Student Emergency Discretion fund and make a meaningful impact in the lives of underrepresented students.

 

Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.

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Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
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Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
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Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
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Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
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Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
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Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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