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Giving Opportunities

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepares students to understand how people shape society and how they are shaped by society and culture. The college has a strong tradition in providing access to an excellent education through high quality instruction from world class scholars in an intimate classroom setting. Graduates from our program come here for an excellent education and can go anywhere to make a positive impact in the world.

To continue to offer high quality education the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences must rely upon private funds more than ever. As a state assisted institution, state funding no longer suffices to provide the quality experience our students deserve.

Donating to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is making an investment in the future. A wide range of giving opportunities are available:

President's Academic Excellence Scholars, General Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Our desire to attract and effectively educate top students is a priority funding need. President's Academic Excellence Scholars are recruited from the top 1% of high school graduates in San Bernardino County. Students enter as freshmen and receive $5,000 per year for 4 years if they maintain eligibility. Additional endowed scholarships are needed annually to continue to support deserving students over time. Donations can go towards scholarships, graduate fellowships, and awards for outstanding achievements. You may also support our general scholarship fund by making a cash gift or you may purchase a brick in our brick courtyard.

Centers, Institutes and Research Areas

These program areas build a bridge between the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Community at large. Support for these programs broaden the reach of our community connection and facilitate our community engagement.

  • Anthropology Museum
  • Egyptology
  • Center for Criminal Justice Research
  • Institute for Child Development and Family relations (ICDFR)
  • California Council on Economic Education
  • Center for Islamic and Middle East Studies
  • Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies
  • Center for Study of Hate and Extremism
  • Community University Initiative for the Development of Attention and Readiness(CUIDAR-SB)
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Learning Research Institute
  • Parenting and Family Resource Center
  • Project Rebound

Faculty Support

We need to continue to attract and retain the brightest and most productive faculty. We must keep our existing talent from being lured to other universities by offering competitive salaries and maintaining high-ranking departments.

Capital Projects and Building Projects

To meet our growth in units, faculty and students, the College needs modern laboratory and classroom space. Private support opportunities are available to donors at many levels and include naming opportunities for buildings, classrooms, laboratories and public spaces.


An endowment is a permanent fund in which the principal is invested and only the annual interest income is used to support the endowment purpose. Endowments can be used to fund endowed professorships, a chair, lectureships, scholarship, etc.

Undesignated Gifts

The Dean's Fund for Continued Excellence allows the Dean the discretion to direct funds to worthy projects at critical times.

Planned Giving

If you are interested in learning more about the many benefits of a planned gift, we have a Planned Giving Team waiting to answer your questions

Creating a Gift

There are many ways to provide a gift to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The College can accept a variety of types of gifts, from cash, property, appreciated securities or charitable trusts. With all of the exciting educational support and research activities in the college there is sure to be a project that speaks to your heart. You may explore our 'how to give' website for additional information.

For more information on giving to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, please contact our Development Office at 909-537-4493.

Thank you for supporting access to excellent education.