We increasingly rely on our alumni and friends to support initiatives that help make the department a great place for students and faculty. Our funding priorities include providing scholarships for undergraduate students, celebrating our graduating and high-achieving students at research fairs and ceremonies, and hosting community-building events between faculty and students. In addition, we work to provide travel funds for graduate students to present their research at scientific conferences, helping to launch them into their professional careers. We appreciate every gift to our mission.
With more than 1,600 undergrads and 35 faculty, psychology is one of the most popular majors on campus. We conduct award-winning research across a wide range of topics from child development and developmental disorders to the reduction of prejudice and racial and social-class academic achievement gaps. Contributions from our alumni and friends are essential in providing a world-class experience for our students, preparing them for a multitude of career options, and helping them more fully engage in contemporary society.