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At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, students are at the heart of all we do.

Right now, our students are experiencing a time of great uncertainty, change and adaptation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Many have been impacted by reduced work hours and the loss of jobs. They have left campus and are now transitioning to learning through online and other alternative delivery methods.

“UWO students have reached out to me personally and shared the hardships they are facing,” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said. “I know our faculty and staff members also are hearing their stories.”

UWO has worked feverishly to find ways to help our students succeed in these unprecedented times, and on March 23 we rolled out the UW Oshkosh Foundation’s Titans Rise campaign. Gifts raised for this campaign will help support critical programs, scholarships and emergency funds.

“I am grateful to our foundation partners who immediately joined us in answering our students’ call for support through the Titans Rise campaign,” Leavitt said.

A generous alumnus also has risen to the occasion to help with the effort, offering a $50,000 matching donation.

Since Monday, UWO has reached out to many Titan alumni and community members to help generate these critical funds. In the first five days the campaign raised $7,000

“This emergency fund will help sustain our students and keep them on the path toward a degree,” Leavitt said. “We are all rising together to help Titans stay strong and get through this extraordinary challenge.”

For more information, visit here or give below. Any gift is appreciated, no matter the size.