$ 431,395 RAISED 1,254 GIFTS
College of Social Sciences has raised $ 11,451 from 82 gifts!
College of Social Sciences

Students waving flags of the world


In the College of Social Sciences, the world is our classroom. We offer a broad and exciting range of majors, minors, and certificates that help our students understand our world through the study of history, political, social, and cultural issues. Our degree programs are designed to develop essential skills necessary to adapt to a constantly-changing world and to provide leadership for the new millennium. We educate students who go on to serve our community as judges, teachers, city planners, elected officials, bankers, business people, lawyers, police officers, and government officials.

Students majoring in the Social Sciences can learn through practical experience. They study anthropology by conducting archeological fieldwork, and engage in sociological data analysis and geographic information tracking by working in our student computing labs. We study and teach cultural diversity in its broadest sense, but also be work on projects with our Jewish Studies Program, African American and Chicano Research Centers or by participating in performing groups such as the folklorico dance group Los Danzantes de Aztlan or the Gospel Choir. Many students have the chance to observe Fresno city and county board meetings, attend lectures by visiting professors, take field trips to the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank or the Museum of Tolerance, or learn about non-profit organization management while doing community service. Whatever road they travel toward their degrees, students with a background in the social sciences graduate with the knowledge needed for their careers and a broader understanding of our world.

Please consider a gift to one of our following top priorities this year:

Student Internships and Experiences

Some of the most valuable experiences for our students happen outside the classroom

We are proud to have so many of our students participating in internships within the community, presenting their research at academic conferences, or matching their skills against other universities in Mock Trial, Moot Court, or Criminology competitions. Your gift to our student experience fund will help more students gain valuable real-world experience that better prepares them to be productive graduates in our community.

American Humanics Students4Giving

Preparing the next generation of philanthropists

Our Humanics@FresnoState Students4Giving Philanthropy Project is part of an innovative course specifically designed to prepare the next generation of philanthropists and community leaders by teaching students how to contribute to the success of the community. Students learn firsthand about grant making and community investment by working with local community benefit organizations. Your gift will directly fund student grants to local organizations, benefitting the community threefold. First, our students learn how to invest in the community. Second, the organizations benefit from the gifts. Finally, the community served by the organization benefits from the investment. This is truly a meaningful gift!

Jewish Studies

Exploring the diverse experiences, contributions and challenges of the Jewish people

The Jewish Studies Program encourages Fresno State students from all backgrounds to study the many dimensions of Jewish heritage and its contemporary contexts. Students explore the diverse experiences, contributions and challenges of the Jewish people, from ancient to modern times in Israel, and across the global locations of the Jewish diaspora, including the wider Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and the Americas. This focus heightens sensitivity to minority perspectives, encourages interdisciplinary thinking, and sheds light on the impact of cross-cultural contact and exchanges. The Jewish Studies Program provides information, concepts and approaches that can aid understanding about a range of comparative ethnic and religious minority identities. Your gift will help this program grow and provide an even wider range of learning experiences for our students.

We appreciate your support of both our programs and our students.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michelle DenBeste, Interim Dean
College of Social Sciences

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Central Valley Residents for Responsible Government is giving $1,000 to the College of Social Sciences and is challenging us to get 25 additional donors!
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College of Arts and Humanities
Rank Sponsored by the FSAA Board of Directors Gifts
1 College of Arts and Humanities 43
2 Craig School of Business 18
3 Athletics 17
4 Alumni Association 17
5 Student Affairs 15
6 Kremen School of Education and Human Development 9
7 College of Health and Human Services 7
8 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Tech. 7
9 College of Social Sciences 6
10 President's and Central Funds Initiatives 4
11 Lyles College of Engineering 3
12 Henry Madden Library 2
13 College of Science and Mathematics 2
14 Division of Research and Graduate Studies 2
15 Division of Continuing and Global Education 0
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Alumni Participation Power Hour
College of Arts and Humanities
Rank Sponsored by the FSAA Board of Directors Gifts
1 College of Arts and Humanities 24
2 Athletics 20
3 Alumni Association 18
4 Craig School of Business 13
5 Student Affairs 7
6 Lyles College of Engineering 4
7 College of Health and Human Services 4
8 Division of Continuing and Global Education 3
9 Kremen School of Education and Human Development 3
10 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Tech. 3
11 College of Science and Mathematics 2
12 Henry Madden Library 2
13 College of Social Sciences 2
14 Division of Research and Graduate Studies 2
15 President's and Central Funds Initiatives 1
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Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Rank Department Gifts
1 Kremen School of Education and Human Development 15
2 Athletics 13
3 Craig School of Business 7
4 College of Arts and Humanities 6
5 Alumni Association 3
6 College of Social Sciences 3
7 Lyles College of Engineering 2
8 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Tech. 2
9 College of Health and Human Services 2
10 Division of Continuing and Global Education 2
11 Henry Madden Library 2
12 Student Affairs 1
13 College of Science and Mathematics 1
14 President's and Central Funds Initiatives 1
15 Division of Research and Graduate Studies 0
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Total Donor Participation
$60,000 of bonus money will be distributed based on the amount of donors each participating area receives throughout the entire Day of Giving.
Rank Sponsored by the Office of the President Gifts
1 Athletics 186
2 College of Arts and Humanities 179
3 Kremen School of Education and Human Development 146
4 Craig School of Business 125
5 Alumni Association 101
6 Student Affairs 81
7 College of Social Sciences 80
8 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Tech. 63
9 Lyles College of Engineering 61
10 Henry Madden Library 55
11 College of Science and Mathematics 50
12 Division of Research and Graduate Studies 46
13 College of Health and Human Services 39
14 President's and Central Funds Initiatives 36
15 Division of Continuing and Global Education 20
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