College of Liberal Arts
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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.


CoLA Undergraduate Scholarship Fund:  An annual scholarship fund to assist  students in immediate financial need to remain in school.  This fund will  provide the bridge that students need to cross over financial pitfalls that  would otherwise force them to leave school, such as paying for books or helping pay off their bursar bill.  

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.  

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 Languages & Literatures Endowment 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

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.

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 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 35
2 IN 5
3 VA 2
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