College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts Giving

The College of Liberal Arts is first and foremost dedicated to providing a transformational learning experience for all UCO students. With 60 percent of all university classes offered in the College of Liberal Arts, we serve a definite purpose on this campus.

In order to meet the needs of those core curriculum students, we strive to keep our class sizes small. Rarely is there a liberal arts course with more than 40 students which means that our professors can work individually with students—something that doesn’t usually happen at larger institutions. This dedication to providing student-focused teaching and learning provides students with the same experience they would have at a small liberal arts college. However, because we are serving more than 17,000 students, we are able to provide all the services of a large university, such as free tutoring in all core curriculum courses, a lively series of guest speakers, on-point film series and a vast array of co-curricular opportunities.

Then, there are our majors. With just under 3,000 students spanning 47 different programs, Liberal Arts majors are special. They are creative and focused – thriving on the technology and digital media curve. We use the expertise of our external advisory boards to revise curriculum, create new programs to meet state and national employment demands, and provide engaging internship opportunities to ensure our students are employable. Our Liberal Arts mission statement serves as a focal point for teaching and learning. We are educating students and building skill sets such as communication, critical thinking and working with others. We create well-rounded students.

College of Liberal Arts Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund provide a way for opportunities to be met that are either unforeseen or outside the scope of annual budgets. In the past, annual fund dollars have helped prepare new faculty for the classroom, garner support from alumni, and have helped honor outstanding students and faculty. This fund also helps us bring guest lecturers to campus. Every gift makes a difference.

Hour For an Hour Scholarship Luncheon
This scholarship luncheon invites alumni, faculty and friends of Central for a one-hour event to raise funds for Liberal Arts student scholarships. Guests are asked to underwrite at least one credit hour of undergraduate tuition to help create scholarships. 

College of Liberal Arts Corporate Partner Program
Local businesses and corporations from across Edmond and Oklahoma City are partnering with the UCO College of Liberal Arts. This program helps provide support for student and faculty orientated programs. Partners receive recognition at selected LA events throughout the year. For more information, contact Emilee Bounds, development manager at (405) 974-3782 or at ebounds@uco.edu.

College of Liberal Arts Departments
Alumni may designate their gift to the academic department of their choice. To make a gift to a Liberal Arts Department, contact the department chairperson or Emilee Bounds, development manager at (405) 974-3782 or at ebounds@uco.edu.

Endowments
Endowments are gifts that keep on giving. The funds are invested by the UCO Foundation, and the interest generated by that investment is used for the purpose you wish to support--scholarships, research, faculty support, and more. A portion of the income is re-invested each year, enabling the endowment to continue to grow and provide a predictable, stable stream of income over time.

Planned Giving
Smart philanthropy is about making a deliberate decision to redirect money and property away from taxes to institutions of your choice. By including the UCO College of Liberal Arts in your retirement and estate planning, you diminish your tax burdens while supporting students, faculty, programs, and facilities of the college.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts
Forming partnerships with industry will enable the college to strengthen its investment in students and foster new opportunities for companies. The college Development Office facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between our college and corporations, foundations, and other non-governmental philanthropic organizations.

With more than 70 funds available, the College of Liberal Arts strives to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty and staff. Please visit our funds page to see where you can make a difference! 

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