General fund dollars pay for instruction in the classrooms and what the University offers to the public. There are other things that we are doing, typically without funding – things like faculty workshops to improve their teaching, creating pipelines from community colleges or prisons, showcasing community engagement opportunities, kickstarting field study and faculty research projects, and implementing special initiatives on advancing student retention and graduation for our current students. These are all things that could be more robust with additional resources. Donations also allow our departments to host public lectures and forums to create a larger education platform that amplifies national, international perspectives to enabling student success.
Ways to Give
Your Donations Support Our College
Advancing College Education
Help us in providing transformative education to students committed to change. This certificate program lowers the recidivism rates and empowers youth by helping students to consider ways in which they can participate in social change.
Community University Empowerment
You're funding provides the passion for student scholars with seed grants for innovative, socially engaged projects that improve conditions and the quality of life for communities of color.
Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Make a donation to the scholarship fund in support of the development of change agents who are committed to equity and justice for queers of color, the LGBTQ community and people of color.
Your Support Enables Our Pursuit of a More Equitable World
University Development College of Ethnic Studies
Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University. These scholarships make it possible for our students and the entire campus community to thrive.
Community University Empowerment Fund (CUE)
CUE provides seed grants to innovative, socially engaged projects that improve conditions and the quality of life for communities of diverse colors.
Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative
The Initiative is part of the College’s strategic plan to mobilize faculty expertise, support graduate student scholarship, and investigate the creation of a major on queers of color.
Metro College Success Program
The Metro Program supports first-generation, low-income and/or historically underrepresented students in their success at the University.