College of Humanities and Social Sciences

About

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is Western’s largest academic unit, comprised of two divisions: social and behavioral sciences, and humanities. Students within this college are majoring in studies like Communication Sciences and Disorders, Modern and Classical Languages, Psychology, History and more! We provide students with a culturally inclusive education to best prepare them to study and build relationships within society. When you support social sciences and humanities through funding higher education, your gift continues to give for generations to come.

 

Vision

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves the University by engaging students in distinctive, diverse programs in social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.  Emerging from a vibrant liberal arts core, our collaborative learning environment inspires individual, social, cultural, creative, and scientific exploration.  Students devise and apply innovative solutions, embrace divergent worldviews, consider the ethical implications of their actions, and communicate effectively in their professional, public, and personal lives.  Together, students, faculty and staff generate knowledge, pursue research and foster life-long learning to contribute to the well-being of communities from local to global.

Impact

Your gifts to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences can support:

  • Scholarships
  • Equipment
  • Field research, travel to conferences and internship opportunities

Departments and Special Projects

You can choose to give to any of the Departments listed below! Some departments and programs within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have chosen to highlight special projects on WWU Give Day. You can click to read more about and give back to these selected projects below. 

 

Anthropology 

Communication Studies

BRAIN

Communication Sciences and Disorders

East Asian Studies 

English

Health and Human Development 

History 

Journalism 

Liberal Studies

Modern and Classical Languages 

Philosophy

Political Science 

Psychology 

Women and Gender Studies  

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Match
2:1 Student Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from current students will be double matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor) to empower students to support their favorite department, club, scholarship or program.
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Match
1: 1 Recent Grad Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from recent grads (’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 graduates) will be matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor).
Leaderboard
Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
These are our Top 5 Leaders for WWU. NOT based on dollars but donor count contributing to their department, program or scholarships success.
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Event
Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of EVERY gift made will be matched by one of our challenge pools (if they did not already receive matching funds from another challenge, up to $5,000 per donor). Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match %. Thank you to our generous Challenge Pool Donors for transforming lives and inspiring support of education: Tony George, Greg & Elizabeth Grant, Andy Kositsky & Maria Mazzei, Bryan Page, Karen & Lane Richards; Jerry & Truc Thon; the WWU Alumni Association, the Western Fund.
Event
Celebrate WWU's 125th anniversay and be the 125th Donor!
This year WWU is celebrating our 125th anniversary! Help us reach our GOAL and you and a guest will be sitting pretty near the goal! The overall 125th donor on WWU Give Day will win 2 tickets to see the Sounders face off against DC United on June 9th.
Event
WECU Raffle For All Donors!
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is a proud supporter of WWU Scholarships and a sponsor of WECU Court in Carver Gymnasium. To further celebrate our partnership with WWU, all give day donors will be entered into a raffle for one of three beautiful baskets filled with WWU & WECU swag and a $100 gift certificate to a downtown Bellingham restaurant
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Or you can contact us at giving@wwu.edu.