College of Health and Human Sciences

Please join the College of Health and Human Sciences on CSU’s 2022 Day of Giving by supporting our student emergency hardship fund - Lighten the Load. The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the dire consequences one setback can have on education. Unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, job loss, or family crisis creates financial stress for many individuals, and our students are no exception.  With over 5,500 students in the College and 27% identifying as first-generation, the need for emergency financial assistance is great. We launched the Lighten the Load fund to support students’ immediate emergency needs. Since the fund’s creation in August of 2020, Lighten the Load has supported nearly 300 CHHS students with small grants that provide relief for monthly expenses and emergency bills. Alumni and donor support of Lighten the Load helps CHHS students cover emergency costs that might jeopardize their ability to stay in school.


These funds will be used to pay for my medication for four months. Filling the prescription will stabilize me and give me the ability, energy, and focus to be a student.” - Lighten the Load beneficiary


With your support, this fund will make a difference this year and beyond to support CHHS students during any type of unforeseen financial crisis or hardship during their time at CSU. 

During the 2021 CSU Day of Giving, 183 CHHS donors raised $7,264 which provided support to the Lighten the Load Fund. This year, we are asking our college community to come together and help us exceed this number so we can provide our students with much needed emergency financial hardship support.

Give today and help our students receive immediate support at a time when they are most vulnerable for dropping out. Thank you for your generosity and support of CSU!

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