Binghamton University offers assistance to Tulane students affected by Hurricane Katrina
Binghamton University, State University of New York, is reaching out to Tulane students, who have been displaced due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, to help them continue their education.
The students, many of whom live in New York and the northeast, will be admitted, enrolled and housed for the fall semester as visiting students. Binghamton University and Tulane University have similar student profiles and a number of these students had previously applied to or expressed interest in the University during their college search process.
“I believe it is very important that the higher education community pull together and help out the institutions affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina,” said President Lois B. DeFleur. “In just the last day, we have received more than 35 inquiries from Tulane University students, and we expect more. We will work with them individually to help them continue their education without further interruption.”
Binghamton University's faculty, residential life, counseling and academic advising staff are preparing for any incoming students from this tragedy. Students will be provided course registration options, student housing, and as needed, counseling services.
Binghamton University will extend the same consideration to other students affected by Katrina, whom we believe would be successful at Binghamton.
Any student or parent seeking assistance or more information may contact Binghamton University’s Admissions Office at 607-777-2171.