Southeastern News

Southeastern offers assistance to storm victims

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University is closely monitoring the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey on south Texas and the surrounding communities.

The University has identified approximately 70 Southeastern students who have permanent addresses in the affected area and the bordering community.

In an effort to assist any Southeastern students/families, the University is taking the following steps:

  •   The Office of Academic Affairs will be communicating to students and faculty

as necessary regarding needs or concern Individuals or groups in need of support to assist with physical or emotional vulnerability. They may contact the Southeastern Counseling Center at 580-745-2988 or review our resource list by clicking here.  This page has a growing list of support numbers, talk/text/written resources, and opportunities to get involved.  Check back regularly for an update on what is available.

Southeastern will also be assisting in various relief efforts:

  •   The University will be working with student organizations to assist in these efforts. Opportunities for campus community members to give to the American Red Cross and the Salvation    Army will be available every day this week at the Glen D. Johnson Student Union from  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Other opportunities to give will be announced throughout the week.
  •    Southeastern is partnering with the Texas Diaper Bank to provide diapers to deliver to the evacuee and shelter sites.  Diapers are not typically provided at these shelters and are in high demand.  Diapers will be collected in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. every day this week.
  •   Partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, Southeastern is designating that all blood donations given on Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31, go to the relief efforts in south Texas.  Donation times are available from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union Loft.