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COVID-19 Response and Resources

Updated Tuesday, March 31st @ 3:15pm:

ASSU/SSE Office Closure and Operations

While the ASSU/SSE offices will be physically closed for a few weeks (March 16th - April 17th), we are still here to support you. You can reach us anytime during our normal business hours from 9am- 5pm Monday - Friday here: https://stanford.zoom.us/s/985045329. We will still be operating remotely, processing requests on GrantEd, and answering emails as normal. 

If you have a reimbursement check you would like mailed, please email payments@sse.stanford.edu. There may be a delay in receiving your mailed check. 

You can also enroll in direct deposit for your reimbursement request. To enroll in direct deposit, follow the instructions here: first, your payee must have Direct Deposit enabled in Axess. Have them log into GrantEd under the Stanford Affiliate role and select their SUNet ID on the top right of the screen. From the drop down menu, select "Opt-In for Reimbursement". Once they agree to the conditions in the subsequent pop-up window, Direct Deposit will be enabled. Questions regarding Direct Deposit can be sent to banking@sse.stanford.edu. 

We are now able to make VSO deposits at this time. For steps on how to make a VSO deposit, please click on this link: https://assu.stanford.edu/finances/granted/faq.  

ASSU Spring Quarter 2020 Student Activities Fee Reduction and Waivers

Due to the restriction of student group activities, we will be reducing the fee for undergraduates to $27 and for graduates to $22 for Spring Quarter 2020. This fee will cover overhead, as well as still allow for quick grants to be allocated during Spring Quarter 2020 if necessary. Because we will not be collecting Annual Grants funding in the Spring Quarter 2020 Student Activities Fee, and because groups receiving Annual Grants in 2019-2020 will not be able to spend a majority of their funding for Spring Quarter due to University/government restrictions, we will be doing takebacks of unspent Annual Grants group funding from Spring Quarter 2020 (~1/3 of the Annual Grants group funding for the year). The unspent Annual Grants funding from Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 will remain in student groups' accounts.  

Given the new start date of Spring Quarter 2020, waivers will now open on Monday, April 6th at 9am and close on Friday, April 24th at 5pm. 

ASSU 2020 Elections

**Please note that because of COVID-19, we will be delaying the 2020 ASSU Elections until further notice. We will update the website once we decide on new dates for the Elections timeline. If you have questions regarding the timeline, please email elections@assu.stanford.edu**

Student Resources

Please find a compilation of ways to receive aid as a student and give aid as a student below. You can also view our all-campus email detailing the list of resources available by clicking here.

Emergency Resources for Students in Need

Undergrads, grad students, and postdocs are able to consult any or all of the resources below:

ASSU Support Fund

  • We have now closed the form to request from the support fund. We've raised over $190,000 to help over 2000 students in need!
    • Thank you to the following student groups for their contribution to the fund: Class of 2022, Stanford Gospel Choir, Stanford University Mathematical Organization, Stanford Educational Studies Program, Jewish Student Association, Stanford NAACP, Students for Justice in Palestine, Climbing Team, Women & Youth Supporting Each Other, Stanford Democrats, Hui o na Moku, Women in Computer Science, Class of 2021, Asian American Student Association, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, and Asian American Theater Project. 

COVID-19 Student Support Fund

  • For any/all financial needs. This crowdsourced fund will give out money in $100 payments, no questions asked. Find the request form here.

Community Offerings and Resources

  • For general/miscellaneous needs. This spreadsheet contains many different types of crowdsourced resources, such as housing, storage, and more.

FLIP Emergency Housing Support

  • For housing needs. Please fill out this form if you need housing and were unable to find it through other channels.

For undergraduate students receiving financial aid:

  • Stanford Financial Aid Office: The Financial Aid Office is funding travel--book your flight through the Health Alerts page or email the office at financial-aid@stanford.edu for stipends or reimbursements. Students living off campus during Spring Quarter will receive $200/week for food and can be reimbursed for rent--email the office for more information.

For Students Able to Offer Time/Resources to Relief Efforts

COVID-19 Student Support Fund

  • Donate however much you can through Venmo (@NaniFriedman), Paypal (nfriedman97@gmail.com) or email nanif@stanford.edu to inquire about sending a check. Volunteer to help with reimbursements and distribution by signing up here.

Community Offerings and Resources

  • Offer housing, rides, groceries, storage, and more in the short term here.
  • If you can offer long-term support throughout the university closure, check the Stanford Community Ongoing Mutual Aid Spreadsheet here.

FLIP Emergency Housing Support

  • If you have a room or a house to spare, you can offer emergency housing by filling out this form.