Student Emergency Aid Society

Hamilton College takes seriously its commitment to providing access and opportunity to all students, as demonstrated by our diversity programs and need-blind admission promise. It is also our intention to ensure that all students have equal access to all that Hamilton offers, regardless of their financial background. Thanks to a generous grant from the Hearst Foundation and gifts from members of the Hamilton community, the Hamilton Student Emergency Aid Society (SEAS) and Fund was established to support our students who have the greatest financial need.

The SEAS Fund is intended to support emergency and/or exceptional needs (i.e. a flight home to be with a sick parent, unmet medical expenses, purchasing a suit for job interviews or travel to a career-related activity) for students whose financial barriers are extraordinary. If the request is approved and the need cannot be met through financial aid or some other means, a grant or loan from the SEAS Fund will be issued to cover the expense.

Students with critical needs should write to seas@hamilton.edu, or feel free to contact any member of the SEAS Committee. All inquiries, nominations, grants or loans will be handled with discretion and confidentiality.

SEAS Committee Members

Mary Ann Atkinson P'02

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Phyllis Breland
Phyllis Breland '80

Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Opportunity Programs

Cameron Feist
K. Cameron Feist '04

Director of Financial Aid

Allen Harrison
Allen Harrison Jr.

Associate Dean of Students for Multi-Cultural Affairs and Accessibility Services

Monica Inzer

Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Marty Sweeney
Marty Sweeney

Director of Enterprise Information Systems

Abby Taylor

Director of Employer Relations

Nancy Thompson
Nancy Thompson

Vice President and Dean of Students

Shari Whiting

Controller and Director of Budgets