Giving Campaign 2020 TOGETHER, OUR POTENTIAL IS LIMITLESS

Why Give

Not only do we offer a broad range of degrees; we serve students in every other college through their general studies courses. New College embodies interdisciplinarity: we break down boundaries between fields of study and help students ask questions that transcend the limits of a single program. In this way, we are well positioned to create synergies with every program and discipline at ASU West and to help our students become big thinkers and doers.

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Elizabeth Muncal

Elizabeth Muncal 

Director of Development
Elizabeth.Muncal@asu.edu
602-543-5308

“ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences exists at an intersection between the largest public research university in the nation and an intimate and personal liberal arts college. In this nationally unique setting, New College students learn how to apply across disciplines what they’ve learned in the classroom to solve complex problems facing the world today and tomorrow. Your support makes possible the dreams of New College students to transform their own worlds and the communities in which they live."

—Todd Sandrin, Vice Provost and Dean

How You Make a Difference

Featured Initiatives

Ensure Student Access and Excellence

Ensure Student Access and Excellence

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

More than 40 percent of New College students are eligible for federal Pell grants, meaning they come from families who earn less than $60,000 annually.
SUMMER WRITERS WORKSHOPNew College has a history of offering rich summer programs to area high school students. For each of the past few years, the Summer Writers Workshop has drawn 20 aspiring writers from low-income families to a one-week intensive program in creative writing.

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Champion Student Success

Champion Student Success

PEER MENTOR PROGRAM
Before any of our 250 incoming freshmen set foot on campus, the New College Peer Mentor Program connects them directly with the community, reducing barriers that lead to “summer melt” or a failure to attend after admission. Peer mentors contact new students shortly after admission to build rapport and answer critical questions prior to their arrival.

NEW COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE INQUIRY & RESEARCH EXPERIENCES (NCUIRE)
Undergraduate research is an integral part of the ASU experience, but it can be out of reach for students who need to work to help pay tuition. The New College Undergraduate Inquiry & Research Experiences (NCUIRE) program aims to address this issue by giving students the opportunity to earn money while conducting meaningful research in partnership with faculty mentors and other

INTERDISCIPLINARY GLOBAL LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT (IGLE)
Our Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement (IGLE) program offers study-abroad experiences tailored to New College students’ needs. IGLE provides first-generation and nontraditional college students with the ability to participate in meaningful global experiences as part of their education without committing an entire semester or year—crucial for students who are managing job and family responsibilities.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
ASU’s full-time enrollment of first-generation freshmen from low-income families nearly tripled between 2000 and 2012. At New College at ASU West, these students make up 41 percent of our student body—more than any other campus across the university.

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Elevate the Academic Enterprise

Elevate the Academic Enterprise

ENDOWED FACULTY POSITIONS
The greatest universities have the best minds, the most inventive researchers, and the most skilled teachers. Building a strong, talent-rich faculty for New College at ASU West is vital as ASU continues on its journey of being among the best public research universities in the world.

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Enrich Our Communities

Enrich Our Communities

CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
The demand for cybersecurity is growing rapidly, leaving the industry with a shortage of qualified talent. There are currently more than 200,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs, with an estimate of up to 1 million vacancies by the year 2020. New College’s innovative Cybersecurity Education Consortium (CEC) was established to address this growing talent gap.

COMMUNITY READ
During summer orientation, all incoming New College and West campus freshmen receive a book selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students and are required to read it before classes begin. It gives all students a common intellectual experience upon which we can build. Throughout the fall semester, the book serves as the basis for in-depth discussion in freshmen seminar classes as well as for campus-wide programming.

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