Student Engagement: Making a Difference

A truly meaningful college education extends beyond the classroom, allowing students to put into practice what they learn, share experiences as a community, and immerse themselves in the broader world. We invite you to become partners in shaping a rich and rewarding experience for all students by establishing a named endowed fund for student engagement. Donors may choose to create funds in their own names or in recognition of others.

Leadership Development Fund: $50,000

The curriculum-based Leadership Development Program immerses participating students in sophisticated and complex approaches to contemporary leadership issues, positioning students to succeed in graduate school and challenging first jobs.

Diversity and Multicultural Enrichment Fund: $100,000

Puget Sound is committed to creating intercultural awareness and maintaining an environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome and respected. An increasing number of educational and interactive programs are available to support cross-cultural learning and to promote social justice.

Residential Seminar Fund: $100,000

A liberal arts education is a full-time living and learning experience. Residential seminars support this experience by placing students in residence halls with their first-year seminar classmates. Living with a seminar group encourages students to form a supportive academic community, perform better in and out of the classroom, and graduate at a higher rate.

Athletics Endowment Fund: $250,000

Puget Sound’s NCAA Division III athletics program is among the strongest in the Pacific Northwest. The university leads the conference in the number of varsity sports offered and recognizes an average of 100 scholar-athletes each year. More than 20 percent of Puget Sound students participate annually in varsity athletics. Go Loggers!

Prelude, Passages, and Perspectives Fund: $250,000

Puget Sound’s nationally acclaimed orientation program integrates new students into campus life through activities that introduce the four core values of the college: academic excellence, personal integrity, community, and citizenship. Students and alumni report that Orientation is the best possible way to begin a successful college career and to make connections that last a lifetime.