Faculty & Staff Resources

The Emergency Aid Network (EAN) was created based on a variety of research and guidance available in the field of higher education. Below you will find a handful of the resources referenced in the creation of the EAN at KU, and the tools and guiding documents that are being used as we move forward in furthering our supports for students.

NASPA Landscape Analysis of Emergency Aid Programs

NASPA Emergency Aid Rubric

Student ARC Website

Resources for Staff & Faculty to Assist Students

We encourage faculty and staff to list emergency aid resources on their syllabus, websites, and other relevant places where resources are advertised to students. If you would like to include language on your syllabus or elsewhere about emergency aid resources on campus, the Emergency Aid Network would encourage you to use the following language:

The Emergency Aid Network works to build a more transparent network of resources for students who are experiencing financial obstacles. Emergency aid can be defined as - but is not limited to - grants, loans, food pantries, housing assistance, reduced-cost/low-cost services, and much more. Help.ku.edu provides information about resources across the KU Lawrence Campus, as well as local community, state, and federal resources that are available to help those who may be experiencing financial hardships. If you need guidance on navigating your financial situation, you can contact any of the of the offices listed here: help.ku.edu/contact.

Trainings can be made available to assist staff and faculty in learning how to help a student who is experiencing a financial hardship, and assist students in navigating the resources on this website. If you have questions, or would like to set up a custom training for yourself, or your staff/team, contact ean@ku.edu.

Faculty & Staff in Need

Faculty and staff who are looking to use resources are welcome to navigate the Student Resources page. Many of the community resources listed on the Student Resources page are available to more than just KU students. KU employees can also navigate resources with KU's Human Resources office. They offer trainings, benefits counseling, and other resources to KU employees.

KU Human Resources manages the The Rosalie Lanier Gray KU Staff Assistance Fund, which provides emergency assistance for staff members who are struggling due to natural or personal disasters that have caused financial hardship. You can find more information and the application for this fund on the KU Human Resources website.

KU Human Resources also manages the Tuition Assistance Program for employees. You can find more information and the application on the KU Human Resources website.