Supporting Aggie Mental Health and students in need
Aggies Helping Aggies (AHA), the UC Davis Student Foundation, is dedicated to building a culture of philanthropy among students. By increasing awareness about the many philanthropic opportunities on campus, AHA raises money for programs that directly help their fellow students, and encourages students to give to initiatives that improve campus life for everyone.
Student Emergency Relief Aid (SERA)
The SERA program offers financial awards to students to keep them in school and on track to graduation during emergency situations. Whether a student has lost a job, has car repairs or needs assistance with rent, SERA is available with financial awards that bridge the gap, and don't need to be repaid.
Even students who manage their money carefully can be caught by life’s surprises—an accident or illness, losing a job or a place to live. Aggies Helping Aggies helps students stay in school through times of crisis.
This program was created by students in 2011 during the Great Recession, to help other students in need. The founders, and our students today, believe no UC Davis student should to have to discontinue their education due to an emergency financial setback.
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Senior Class Challenge
Aggies Helping Aggies provides an annual opportunity for the graduating class to support fellow students and leave their mark in a memorable way. This year, we are partnering with Aggie Mental Health to create a mural that will serve as a beacon of hope to students – reminding them that none of us are alone.
Studies via the UC Davis Health CARE Project show that 40.7 percent of our students report negative impacts of anxiety, and 29.6 percent reported struggling with depression. The same study highlights the benefits of art therapy and how it can help students.
We challenge the Class of 2023 and all students to make a gift of $20.23 that honors this graduation year. Your efforts will show that kindness counts.
If you or a friend are in need of support, please reach out to Aggie Mental Health by texting RELATE to 741741.