ST. LOUIS—In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Disciples colleges and universities are opening their doors to students and sister institutions affected by the storm.
Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss., which is historically affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, suffered wind and rain damage from the storm.
“We were very lucky, actually,” said Danny Jones, director of external affairs. “A number of students remained on campus during the hurricane, and they are fine. They have been reunited or made contact with their family members.”
Tougaloo is working with sister institutions affected by the hurricane to enroll students.
“We reopened for classes today and have a protracted registration to accommodate those students who were displaced,” explained Jones. “One of the things we are doing is transferring incoming students’ credits without questions.”
Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, had admitted 57 students from New Orleans in the two weeks after the hurricane.
Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., is waiving the normal tuition charge of $11,850 to undergraduate students affected by Katrina.
Chapman University Law School in Orange, Calif., has accepted one student from Tulane University, in New Orleans, and will waive fall tuition charges for additional transfers.
Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., and Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., have also opened their doors to displaced students.