CUNY has a long standing history of sponsoring and conducting activities in support of national and international communities affected by natural disasters.The University is committed to addressing disaster relief situations by raising awareness, implementing service projects and raising funds to assist people affected by natural disasters.There are Campus Relief Coordinators at each CUNY College, who work with student, local community and world-wide relief organizations in the areas of emergency preparedness and assistance.
Statements from the Chancellor
Many CUNY students, faculty and staff are mourning and in shock in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people as it carved a path of devastation across the Caribbean, including Haiti, and the southern United States. >>
Responding to the horrific devastation in the Philippines, Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly has announced the establishment of a University-wide relief effort to assist the victims and others affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which has left many thousands dead, injured and displaced and areas of the country destroyed in likely its worst natural disaster. >>
The City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced today that he has established a CUNY Community Hurricane Sandy Relief Council to help coordinate funding and volunteer activities to assist members of the CUNY Community – students, faculty and staff — who suffered personal loss and property damage as a result of the storm. >>
All of us at The City University of New York were saddened to learn of the devastating effects of Sunday’s powerful earthquake in Turkey. On behalf of CUNY, I offer deepest condolences to the residents of eastern Turkey, as well as… >>
March 1, 2010 “We are deeply saddened by the tragic impact of the devastating earthquake in Chile. Our heartfelt prayers are very much with all Chileans everywhere, including CUNY students, faculty, staff…” >>
January 14, 2010 “…Many of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni trace their ancestry to Haiti and may have family members, friends, and colleagues in the affected areas…” >>