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Intellectual inquiry. Shared investigation. Creativity. These are the makings of a truly liberal education. The School of Arts & Sciences is at the heart of the liberal arts education students receive at the University of Richmond. The School fosters a community of scholars, students interested in pursuing knowledge for its intrinsic value and its contributions to professions, society and the world.

The School’s faculty and staff, alongside alumni and community partners, work hard to prepare students for careers that matter, careers that allow them to turn their passion for the liberal arts into their life’s purpose.

There are a number of different ways that you can help students on that journey.

Share your story
Stories about alumni who turned their liberal arts degrees into rewarding careers are inspiring to students. To share your story online or in one of our publications, contact our communications coordinator Andrea Almoite.

Stay in touch with students and faculty
The School of Arts & Sciences is on Facebook and Twitter. Stay updated and reconnect with old classmates, current students and the School's faculty and staff.

Network with other Arts & Sciences alumni
The School of Arts & Sciences maintains a LinkedIn group specifically to help you network with other Richmond alums whose academic interests at Richmond or current careers mirror your own experiences.

Help a liberal arts major gain experience
One of the best ways you can support the work the School of Arts & Sciences does is to support the students the School of Arts & Sciences produces. Internships, research opportunities, summer experiences and career preparation programs offer liberal arts majors an outstanding opportunity to add to their skill set while exploring the many industries and careers available to them. Consider your organization’s needs and submit a professional opportunity that will benefit a student in the School of Arts & Sciences. You can also choose to register with the University of Richmond's Career Network, SpiderConnect.

A&S also partners with Career Services to present A&S NEXT, a career event for our students that allows them to interact wtih alumni and learn more about their career paths. If you are interested in participating in this program, contact us at as@richmond.edu.

Make a contribution
When you make a gift to the University of Richmond and specify that it go directly to the School of Arts & Sciences, you support specific programs that contribute to the success of undergraduates studying the liberal arts at Richmond. Your gifts support:

  • Undergraduate research fellowships
  • Travel grants to allow students to present their research at professional conferences and meetings
  • High impact educational programs like A&S NEXT, Integrated Inclusive Science, and the Humanities Initiative
  • Development of new courses and programs that address contemporary issues facing our world
  • Bringing nationally and internationally recognized experts and thought leaders to campus 

To specify that your gift benefits the School of Arts & Sciences, be sure to select the School of Arts & Sciences donor designation. Your gift goes furthest, allowing the School to focus on specific goal areas, when you indicate “Dean’s Discretionary Fund” on your Gift Note.