Information for University of Northern Colorado faculty, staff and students pertaining to the devastating flooding that the region has experienced. Topics include how to help, where resources are available and what UNC is doing.
1. What is UNC doing to support affected members of our community?
2. I commute to campus. Where do I find information about road conditions?
3. I'm a student, and have flood-related academic and/or financial concerns this term. What can I do?
4. I want to help with relief efforts. How do I get involved?
5. I want to help UNC students who have flood-related financial concerns. What can I do?
6. I want to help my UNC co-workers financially. What can I do?
7. I will be unable to return to my home for more than a few weeks. What resources are available to me?
8. I'm concerned about health risks related to contaminated flood water, unsafe drinking water and mosquitoes. Where can I find information?
- UNC will provide counseling for UNC community members who are suffering from the trauma and loss of this flooding event. Please call the Counseling Center at 351-2496 or the Psychological Services Clinic at 351-1645.
- UNC can help employees with issues of work-related time off due to the floods. Contact Human Resources at 351-2718.
- The Colorado Department of Transportation posts conditions and advisories at www.coloradodot.info or www.cotrip.org or on the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623. Commuters should take into account conditions in their area when considering travel.
- In Evans, Greeley and Weld County updates regarding flooding are available at
- Undergraduate students affected in this way should contact the Dean of Students' office at 970-351-2796 for assistance.
- Graduate students should contact the Graduate School at 970-351-2831.
- Extended campus students should contact the Office of Extended Studies, 970-351-2944.
For more information, read the email from the Office of the Provost sent to students Sept. 16 (PDF).
A donation of cash to one or more of these agencies is the best way to ensure that the relief effort is effective and efficient. We urge those who wish to help to do so through these existing agencies, who have the expertise and infrastructure to do this work.
The UNC Disaster Relief Scholarship for students has been established to provide supplemental financial aid to students. Contributions can be made at: https://uncfoundation.merchantsecure.com/giving/give-to-unc.asp?a=9294 or at the UNC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The UNC Employee Disaster Relief Fund will serve as a collection point for providing financial assistance for members of the UNC faculty/staff community who are in need. Donations can be made at https://uncfoundation.merchantsecure.com/giving/give-to-unc.asp?a=9293 or at the UNC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is supporting Colorado's response to the flooding. If you have sustained losses, you can apply for assistance either online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has information about health risk related to flooding at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-EPR/CBON/1251645971558.