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Even with its Adrian campus closed, Siena Heights University is still housing and assisting many students who are unable to return home for a variety of reasons due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The crisis has created many new and unanticipated needs for those students, as well as for SHU students at its Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Dearborn, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe and Southfield locations and SHU's Online Program.

In response, the university has established the Saints Strong Fund that will help meet those student needs.

“More than 60 percent of our Adrian campus students are the first in their family to attend college,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “They were not secure with many of the needs like food, toiletries, rent/housing, medical bills and technology when they arrived to study at Siena, and the COVID-19 situation has only increased their needs.”

President Albert said the fund will provide immediate support to students so they can continue their studies at Siena Heights.

“We are all under constraints right now with our jobs, family challenges and the uncertainty of the economy,” she said. “We are teaching our students remotely,” President Albert said. “Community is what Siena Heights has always embodied. Let’s use this challenge as an opportunity to demonstrate to our students, alumni and friends how the Siena family cares for one another.”

To make a gift to the Saints Strong Fundclick here. Or text "saintsstrong" to 76278.

“It’s a very uncertain time, but as a Siena community, we will get through this together,” President Albert said.

The university is also asking those who give to consider making a 20-30 second video with your smart phone highlighting your gift to the Saints Strong Fund and share it on the Siena Heights University Alumni Facebook page. And include #SaintsStrong.

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