Foster Student Support

SRU is committed to providing all students a “Rock-Solid” experience in and out of the classroom. SRU recognize that being a foster student or unaccompanied homeless youth presents unique challenges as you begin your college career.  At SRU, you will be part of a community that is here to support you, encourage you and help you on your path to success. 

The Student Support team will assist you with connections to resources for admissions, financial aid, basic needs and answering questions as you transition to The Rock. If you identify as a foster student or unaccompanied youth, please connect with our support team below to discuss your options and resources. Foster students are students currently in or are coming from foster care.  Unaccompanied homeless youth are generally considered as students who are unaccompanied, (without a relationship with biological parents) homeless and under the age of 24. 

Meet the team

Karla Romero
Application, Liaison to Financial Aid,  and Next Steps
Title: Asst Director of Admissions for Minority Recruitment, Admissions
Phone: 724.738.2653

Sunshine Mushrush
Transition concerns and Basic Needs,
Title: Assistant Director, Student Support
Phone: 724.738.4609

Transitioning to college can be a challenge. SRU is committed to providing the resources to support you every step of the way. Explore below for additional resources!