College of Liberal Arts
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

Academic diversity, which is the essence of a traditional university education, is a hallmark of the disciplines and majors housed within the College of Liberal Arts. Liberal Arts is a major part of the University Core Curriculum because with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, students can build strong professional careers in any major discipline. The college offers a wide range of majors, minors and also interdisciplinary programs.

Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.  Our fund priorities are listed below.


SIU Carbondale Food Pantry:  The Saluki Food Pantry provides food assistance to students in times of need, helping them to stay in school and meet their educational goals.

CoLA Academic Excellence Fund:  To provide funding to support and enhance academic excellence in the College of Liberal Arts.

CoLA Undergraduate Scholarship Fund:  Undergraduate scholarship support to students who have declared a major in the College of Liberal Arts. 

College of Liberal Arts Activities Fund:  To support the mission of the College of Liberal Arts.

Africana Studies Fund:  To support the Department of Africana Studies.

Anthropology Department Endowment Fund:  Support of student research, such as travel, materials, etc.

Art Development Fund:  To benefit the School of Art and Design.

Communication Studies (Speech Communication) Activities Fund: Carrying out the mission of the Department of Communication Studies (Speech Communication).

Criminology and Criminal Justice Fund:  To enhance the activities of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  

Economics Alumni Fund:  Financial assistance for worthy students, support of research, travel expenses,and educational expenses in the department.

English Activities Fund:  To be expended for general needs of the Department of English under the supervision of the department chair.

Foreign Language & International Trade:  Support of the Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade program activities.  

Foreign Language & Literature Fund:  Financial support for departmental programs.

Geography & Environmental Resources Development Fund:  Support the department, student activities, and education; such as travel, lectures, colloquium series, scholarships, classroom upgrades, equipment, etc.

Department of History Activities Fund:  The funds are to be utilized by the department for:  1) graduate development. 2) incidental departmental expenses not available in departmental accounts and 3) providing adequate facilities and expenses for visiting lecturers.

Linguistics Activities Fund:  Funds are used to benefit the Department of Linguistics

MPA Development Fund:  To be used to support the activities of the MPA program. Funds raised will help purchase equipment and activities for the program. Activities may include travel, auto, contractual services and commodities.

Paralegal Studies Activities Fund:  To benefit the Paralegal Studies program.

Philosophy Activities Fund:  Funds are to be used for the benefit of the Department of Philosophy.

Political Science Development Fund:  Account to support equipment purchases and student and faculty activities in the Department of Political science.  Activities may include travel, auto, contractual services and commodities.

Psychology Activities Fund:  To bring in speakers for the colloquium series, to assist the grad students in travel expenses, and to assist in the functions of Psychology RSOs (registered student organizations).

Sociology Department Activities Fund:  To enhance the Department of Sociology.

Wiesen-Zaretsky History Scholarship:  Honors Jonathan Wiesen and Natasha Zaretsky, SIU History Department Faculty.  This scholarship will be awarded annually to an undergraduate History Major who had to overcome considerable personal obstacles and challenges in order to attend college and study history.

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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 145
2 MO 5
3 IN 3
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
6 College of Liberal Arts 96
7 Saluki Athletics 85
8 College of Education and Human Services 79
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 73
10 College of Engineering 64
11 School of Law 54
12 College of Business 53
13 Morris Library 50
14 Student Affairs 44
15 General University Scholarships 40
16 College of Science 37
17 WSIU Public Broadcasting 36
18 Touch of Nature 33
19 Saluki Alumni Plaza 26
20 Marching Salukis 25
21 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 23
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 22
23 Graduate School 22
24 University Museum 20
25 Performing Arts 19
26 SIU Alumni Association 14
27 SIU Press 11
28 Chancellor's Scholars Program 11
29 Economic Development 11
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 10
31 Campus Lake Fund 9
32 Police K-9 Unit 7
33 Diversity Initiatives 6
34 University Honors Program 5
35 SIU Police K-9 Unit 4
36 Fermentation Science Institute 4
37 New Student Programs 3
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
6 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $32,064.00
7 Touch of Nature $28,260.00
8 Strong Survivors $17,735.00
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $17,285.00
10 College of Liberal Arts $13,486.00
11 Morris Library $12,465.00
12 College of Business $11,380.00
13 College of Science $10,655.00
14 School of Law $9,045.00
15 General University Scholarships $8,805.00
16 College of Agricultural Sciences $7,480.00
17 Saluki Alumni Plaza $6,805.00
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $4,860.00
19 SIU Press $3,530.00
20 SIU Police K-9 Unit $3,125.00
21 Student Affairs $2,540.00
22 University Museum $2,410.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $2,405.00
24 Performing Arts $2,355.00
25 Marching Salukis $2,096.00
26 Graduate School $2,081.00
27 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,835.00
28 SIU Alumni Association $1,835.00
29 Chancellor's Scholars Program $1,445.00
30 Economic Development $1,000.00
31 Center for Archaeological Investigations $500.00
32 New Student Programs $375.00
33 Campus Lake Fund $362.00
34 University Honors Program $350.00
35 Diversity Initiatives $325.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $300.00
37 Fermentation Science Institute $140.00
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