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Emergency Support Resources

At Bearcats Supporting Bearcats, we provide a resource hub for students in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences to connect with the help they need, whether it is financial or food assistance, mental health resources, mentor guidance, bias reporting options and more. 

We care about you and your success. If you need help and aren't sure where to turn, you can email the A&S Cares Team at

Alumni: Help A&S Bearcats in Need

Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences have a long history of generosity when it comes to supporting students. Your contributions help support them with funding for fundamentals such as food and housing, and assistance during unexpected crises.

Please make your gift today! Also, explore volunteer opportunities to find the fit that’s right for you. We are grateful!

Students: Find the Help You’re Looking For

  • A&S Emergency Fund: The A&S Emergency Fund is designed to provide short-term financial assistance to A&S undergraduate students with emergency expenses resulting from situations such as accidents, illness, or death of a family member.
  • Bearcat Emergency Fund: Apply for help with unexpected emergency expenses such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, medical deductible, temporary housing or food, and more.
  • UC Financial Aid: Discover your options for FAFSA, scholarships, grants, loans and federal work-study funds through UC.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Crisis Text Hotline: Text HELLO to 741741
  • UC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 24-Hour Crisis Helpline: 513-556-0648
  • NightRide After-Hours Campus Transportation: 1-513-556-7433
  • Find a Mentor on Bearcats Connect: Access a network of UC alumni, align your career goals with a mentor, and take advantage of services including career advice and resources, job shadowing opportunities, and more.