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How You Can Help

The College needs your support of its people, places and programs. A monetary gift will help the College educate undergraduates according to the Jeffersonian vision. It will sustain professors and graduate students in the creation of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and it will help us build facilities for a growing student body and research enterprise. A gift to the College is both a vote of confidence in its future and a tool for progress in teaching and research at the University.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has giving opportunities in the following areas:

  • Professorships

    Endowed professorships are a means of recognizing and supporting gifted scholars whose work makes positive and meaningful contributions to their fields of knowledge. Endowed professorships will also help to fund faculty expansion and assist efforts to recruit senior faculty in selected fields.

    Learn more about professorships.

  • Graduate Fellowships

    Fellowships support the training of talented graduate students who will help educate undergraduates in the College and perform invaluable research. Many of them will go on to teach new generations of scholars and will produce knowledge that will sustain human enterprise and planetary life. Enhancing graduate student support is one of the primary priorities of the College.

    Learn more about graduate fellowships.

  • The College Fund

    The College Fund is a repository of unrestricted money for meeting immediate needs in the College. The generosity of alumni, parents and friends who contribute to the Annual Fund helps students and faculty in the College every day.

    Learn more about the College Fund.

  • Facilities

    Facilities funding is especially vital in times of growing enrollment and scientific initiatives. To ensure that the College has buildings, libraries, laboratories and other infrastructure for learning and research, please consider giving to build for the future.

    Learn more about facilities funding needs.

  • Department Support and Academic Venture Funds

    Academic venture funds provide support for departments and programs as well as seed money for special initiatives that feature interdisciplinary and collaborative education and research. Gifts to these funds ensure that the College can stay on the cutting edge of knowledge. Academic venture funds include the Faculty Research Venture Fund, funding for Targets of Excellence Initiatives and funds in support of departments and programs.

    Learn more about Department Support and Academic Venture Funds.