May 29, 2019 - From the President's Desk

Dear Campus Community,

Our hearts go out to our Wright State University family and those in our neighboring communities who were impacted by the tornadoes and storms that ravaged the region on Memorial Day evening.

We were fortunate that our Dayton and Lake campuses were spared major damage, but I know that many in Raider Country were impacted; some even lost their homes. In challenging times, we come together and support one another. I know that many in our Wright State family want to help.

To that end, our Wright State University Alumni Association has created the Wright State Disaster Relief Fund to help meet the needs of our affected students, faculty, staff, and alumni during this difficult time.

If you would like to help, please consider giving here.

I have already witnessed our Wright State community coming together and taking action. We opened up a residence hall to our students, faculty, and staff who needed emergency accommodations. When one of our women’s soccer coaches sustained damage, eight members of the team spent a full day cleaning up fallen trees and debris in his yard, as well as three neighboring yards. Students from our Student Government Association joined them. Even our RaiderConnect collected boxes to be used by Beavercreek residents to pack up belongings from damaged homes near campus.

These are examples of our Raider spirit and there are many more. Let your Raider family know you are there for them by giving to our Wright State University Alumni Association Disaster Relief Fund.

And if you need assistance, please fill out the Wright State Disaster Relief Application Form.

Warmest regards,
Cheryl B. Schrader, Ph.D. President


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