Pioneers Come Together: COVID-19 Relief Initiative

This campaign ended on May 31, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Utica University by clicking here!

We need you. 

Like so many around the world, Utica College students are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, these financial hardships stand in the way of earning a Utica College degree. 

But in true Pioneer spirit, we're coming together to help. Utica College has established the Pioneers Come Together: COVID-19 Relief Initiative to address these urgent needs in two ways:

-By supporting institutional aid and student services, helping the College meet the financial need of all new and returning students facing unexpected financial circumstances and to continue providing critical student services (student health services, library and learning services, and the Centers for Career and Professional Development and Student Success) at a time when we face significant unexpected expenses and drastically reduced operating revenues. Choosing this option allows UC to direct your gift to the area(s) of greatest need.

-By providing individual grants to students via the Emergency Relief Fund. This fund helps support students facing immediate personal hardship (e.g. travel assistance, textbooks, connectivity/technology, food insecurity, financial aid), allowing them to continue their UC education without interruption during this challenging time.

Since 1946, Pioneers have come together in times of need. And now, we need you more than ever

How you can help: 

GIVE:  Make a gift of any size to one of the two designations (Institutional Aid/Student Services or Emergency Relief Fund).

ADVOCATE: Become an advocate through GiveCampus's advocate tab above and help get the word out about this critical effort.

INSPIRE:  You can further inspire others to give by considering a matching or challenge gift available through the advocate tab above. Challenges are simple and non-specific; matches allow you to target your giving more. 

CONNECT:   Share support for the UC community and connect with fellow Pioneers on social media with the hashtag #PioneersComeTogether.

For more information on Utica College's response to coronavirus, visit




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