Hurricane Harvey Support

The University of Houston is dedicated to supporting the needs of the City of Houston during the aftermath of Harvey. In order to capture the impact of service given by our fellow cougars, please let us know where you are giving back through the form below:

Harvey Service Tracking

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and appreciate the time you are giving back to our beloved community.

Donation Drives on-campus

Beginning September 5th

Once the campus fully re-opens, the Center for Student Involvement will be coordinating donation drives on-campus to support members of the UH community who were impacted by Harvey.

If interested in volunteering to provide staffing support for these drives, please contact Katy Kaesebier in the Center for Student Involvement at

Donations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 5th from 9:00am – 5:00pm in Student Center North (first floor, Commons Desk). If you are a Cougar in need, you can come by the Student Center North (first floor, Impact Room) to collect any supplies you may need beginning Wednesday, September 6th from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Donations can also be made to the "UH Cougar Emergency Fund" (indicate that it is for "Harvey Relief"): donations to this fund will be utilized to provide comfort and ease to UH students who find themselves with hardship as a result of the storm. Visit UH Cougar Emergency Fund to make your gift.

New Home Supplies

  • Blankets and Pillows
  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Goods (paper towels, plates, plastic utensils)
  • Cleaning supplies (Trash bags, Gloves, Sponges, Bleach, Dish soap)
  • Mosquito repellant

New Clothing

  • Undershirts
  • Packaged Socks
  • Packaged underwear

New Baby Supplies

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Containers of baby food

New Toiletries

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body wash/Soap
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving supplies
  • Menstrual products
  • Hand sanitizer


  • Bottled water
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Pasta and Spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • Canned Goods (with pull-top lids): fruit, vegetables, tuna, chicken
  • Individually packaged chips/pretzels/goldfish

UH Harvey Relief Carpooling & Volunteer Opportunities

Students who are interested in volunteering in and around SE Texas, a Facebook page has been established that provides needed volunteer opportunities. The group is called “UH Harvey Relief Carpooling & Volunteer Opportunities for Students”. Please join this public group to see what needs are available.

Blood Drives

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be at UH on Tuesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 6th from 8:00am to 5:00pm to collect blood, which is at low levels in and around Southeast Texas. Their mobile unit will be in the Student Center Circle. Please consider making a donation.



Medical Needs




Relief Organizations