Statement from the Dean Regarding Hurricane Harvey

Monday, Aug 28, 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work joins our fellow Texans and the country in mourning the loss of life and devastating destruction in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Our thoughts go out to the millions who are affected by the hurricane and the resulting rain storms and flooding.  We are reaching out to other Social Work programs and schools affected by this natural disaster. We stand ready to assist our fellow Texans and UTA alumni, students, staff and faculty with loved ones living in the affected areas.

As the UTA President stated in his statement released today, we will do everything we can to help.  Mavericks who need assistance or counseling are encouraged to visit the UTA Community That Cares website for resources.  If you would like to take advantage of counseling services UTA offers for students, please call 817-272-3671 during office hours and 817-272-TALK (8255) for after-hours care.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends to those who want to help, to visit the following website --

Our immediate concern is getting help to those in life-threatening situations.  However, as the days and weeks go by, the need for more long-term assistance will greatly increase. We will provide more information on organized efforts from UTA and the School of Social Work.



Scott D. Ryan
Dean and Jenkins Garrett Professor
School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Arlington