Our Mission

Following the release of several reports about emergency aid, a need was identified - the higher education community would benefit from a robust online resource for information on what emergency aid is, how emergency aid programs are created, managed and sustained, and how the right emergency aid efforts can improve student retention.

In 2017, Student ARC was launched. Here, administrators and professionals at institutions that provide direct support to students can explore emergency aid strategies, learn about strengthening and sustaining emergency aid efforts, and contribute their own views and resources to the conversation.

Student ARC’s mission is to increase student retention in colleges and universities across the nation by:

Across the higher education community, research, advocacy and donor organizations are contributing to a growing conversation around emergency aid. You will find reports, resources, interviews and blogs from them here among the same types of content from institutions engaged in the work..