Ways to give

Donate to the Graduate Student Emergency Fund

The Graduate Student Association at the University of Nevada, Reno helps graduate students with everything from professional development to providing need-based services and awards.

Through the Graduate Student Emergency Fund, The Graduate Student Association can provide needed financial support to students and help ensure they can continue their education.  Students have utilized this emergency scholarship to assist in covering emergency medical situations, as well as paying for monthly utilities, food, and related expenses. In the 2019-2020 academic year, approximately 75 graduate students applied to receive emergency funding, many due to circumstances precipitated by COVID-19. During this same time period, the GSA utilized its own funding to provide over $25,000.00 in Emergency Grants to graduate students.

By providing this emergency support, The Graduate Student Association can continue to help students thrive in a 21st-century student environment and provide an outstanding educational experience that enables students to achieve their career goals successfully.

Talk with our director about how to give to the emergency fund

Donate household items to graduate students in need

If you are interested in donating items, we can arrange to pick up gently used furniture and transfer them to our storage facility. Please complete the form request button below, and we will get back to you within 3-4 business days. The most requested items are couches, computer-friendly desks, chairs, dining tables and drawers. We do NOT accept used mattresses/bedding (per state law), computers/monitors, food, clothes, kids' toys, pet items, electronics, kitchen items, or books. We reserve the right to refuse items on the basis of current needs and the physical condition of your item(s). Items should be clean and free from smoke, pet stains, other large stains, cracks, tears, and other damage beyond expected daily wear.

The Household Items Program is not currently accepting new donations. We will update this page when we have storage space and staff available to continue collections.