Eastern Mennonite University is putting out the welcome mat to students in the Gulf Coast region who have suddenly found themselves without a place to study in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction.
EMU President Loren E. Swartzendruber announced Friday (Sept. 2) that “We will admit up to 20 displaced students to study at EMU for the cost of room/board for as long as their home campus is closed. If they choose not to return to their home campus after it is reopened, they could apply for regular admission at EMU.
“We will give this information to CCCU (Council of Christian Colleges and Universities), CICV (Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia) and any other association that is posting lists of colleges willing to accept displaced students,” Swartzendruber said, adding that “We will put forth special efforts to welcome international students who need to maintain their student status.
“The EMU community will find ways in the weeks and months ahead to connect to Mennonite Disaster Service relief efforts and other responses,” the president said.