Private philanthropic support plays a key role in providing critical resources that benefit students and faculty in the Department of English.

Gifts to the department by alumni, friends, and foundations have made possible:

  • Campus visits by writers, poets, and other scholars
  • Scholarships and prizes for deserving students

Current priorities for which we need support include:

  1. Research and Conference Travel Support for Graduate Students and Faculty
  2. Support for English Major, Film Minor, and Creative Writing Minor activities
  • attending plays, films, and readings
  •  holding events that highlight student work, create community around the English major, and recruit new majors to the department
  • supporting unpaid internships and other forms of undergraduate professional development