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College of Arts and Sciences

Our Priorities

The college has identified five key priorities which are highlighted below.

  • Expand student support

    Privately funded scholarships enable the college to attract and retain high-performing students. Sustainability funds enable students to persist and succeed despite barriers or challenges.

  • Attract and develop top faculty

    Private support is needed to create named, endowed professorships and visiting professorships that provide the University with the resources to attract top faculty who create and lead world-class academic programs.

  • Solve problems in a complex world

    An integrated approach is critical to addressing the world's most complex dilemmas. Funding is needed for centers, institutes, and programs that allow for partnerships that cross disciplines within the college and throughout campus.

  • Enable high-impact student experiences

    Experiences that bridge the classroom to the world provide opportunities to apply knowledge, gain experience, and build professional networks vital for success after graduation. Examples include study abroad, student competitions, attending and presenting at professional conferences, internships, and community engaged service learning.

  • Sustaining excellence

    Generous, ongoing support for the annual fund allows for a quick response to opportunities that benefit students and faculty, while enhancing the college’s reputation for academic excellence.

  • Your impact

    Make an impact today by investing in the College of Arts and Sciences. Give to our General Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.

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Giving News

woman standing next to a man in front of the University seal
Neil Styczynski had considered funding a college scholarship someday. But meeting then 17-year-old [...]
Greg Caffey ’99, left, Rodney Caffey ’92, middle, and Dr. Brandon Caffey ’96, ’00, M.S. ’02, Ed.D. ’19
There was never a doubt in the Caffey brothers’ minds. After high school, they would go to college.
The Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University has achieved designation as a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold its second annual golf outing to benefit the Wilson [...]

Your Gift

Gifts of all sizes make an impact on our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Beyond the monetary gift, outright gifts such as securities, real estate, and gifts-in-kind are other ways you can make a difference. Contact us today to discuss giving options.

FY21 Fact Sheet