Where to Give

Your financial support ensures that WCU can continue to create learning opportunities that sustain and improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in Western Carolina and beyond.

Every gift matters and plays an important role in strengthening our university. Whether you choose to make a gift to a scholarship, department, college, or unit, your investment makes a difference in advancing our mission.

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Colleges and Units

The colleges and units at Western Carolina University provide students with the best educational experience possible. Your support of the college or unit of your choice benefits students, faculty, and programs by supplying operating dollars that further their specific mission and by providing deans with the flexibility to respond to timely opportunities as they arise.

College of Arts and Sciences

The largest college at WCU houses programs in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences implements the university's mission through exploration of a broad range of human experience, knowledge and expression.

Donors can support the college with gifts for students, faculty and facilities through scholarships, endowed professorships and student engagement.

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Advancement

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.7124
Email: advancement@wcu.edu

College of Business

Combining top quality courses with dedicated faculty and practical experiences with alumni mentors and business partners off campus, our students begin their climb to success before they graduate.

Preparing graduates who are Business Ready® means the College of Business offers students a solid foundation of core theories, principles and practices along with broad opportunities to become involved in co-ops, internships, community service projects and study abroad experience.

By supporting the College of Business, you are providing support for a future generation of the best and brightest business leaders.

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For more information, contact:

Bill Norris

Director of Development
Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.2867
E-mail: wmnorris@wcu.edu

College of Education and Allied Professions

The College of Education and Allied Professions delivers 35 undergraduate and graduate majors through five academic departments: elementary and middle grades education; educational leadership and foundations; health, physical education and recreation; human services; and psychology.

In addition, the college offers the following programs: the Community College Teaching program for community college teachers; the Parks and Recreation Management program for future recreation and outdoor education leaders; a fully online graduate degree program in Human Resources designed to prepare students for a variety of HR positions; and undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology.

Donors can support the college with gifts for students, faculty and facilities through scholarships, endowed professorships and student engagement.

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For more information, contact:

Advancement

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.7124
Email: advancement@wcu.edu

College of Engineering and Technology

College of Engineering and Technology graduates are in high demand and can be found pursuing challenging and rewarding careers in industry, government, the public sector and education. Students and faculty work hand in hand throughout the curriculum on projects that guide the educational experience as well as lead to new inventions, discovery and techniques.

Private gifts to the College of Engineering and Technology provide vital resources that make it possible for WCU to provide a technology-focused, 21st-century education.

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Advancement

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.7124
Email: advancement@wcu.edu

College of Fine and Performing Arts

Established in July 2007, the College of Fine and Performing Arts is the only college dedicated to the arts among University of North Carolina system universities. Faculty members (56 full time, including two endowed chairs) are accomplished professional artists who train and guide more than 600 majors on their own pathways to professional artistry. From a selective admissions process through graduation, our students are part of ongoing "great experiences" through the creation of art, teaching and advocacy.

Donors play an important and acknowledged role in the college's continued service to the campus and community. Support is needed for scholarships, instruments, facilities and performances.

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For more information, contact:

Carol May

Director of Development

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.3343
Email: ccmay@wcu.edu

College of Health and Human Sciences

The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to offer quality undergraduate and graduate education for a variety of professional careers that serve society's needs. Central to the college's mission is service to disadvantaged segments of society most in need of care across age, cultural and socioeconomic spectrum.

The college's faculty members engage in instruction, scholarly work and service with an emphasis on student-faculty involvement, a hallmark of the college that promotes creativity and critical thinking in the diverse student population.

Donors can support the college with gifts for students, faculty and facilities through scholarships, endowed professorships and student engagement.

Make a Gift Today

For more information, contact:

Bill Norris

Director of Development
Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.2867
E-mail: wmnorris@wcu.edu

Graduate School

Western Carolina University enrolls approximately 2,000 graduate students and offers more than 50 master's, doctoral, and certificate programs in Cullowhee, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and via distance and online courses.

Western graduate students actively engage in research with world-class faculty in the quest to develop their own expertise. The graduate faculty includes more than 450 experts from over 50 degree programs.

Gifts to the Graduate School will provide opportunities for students who want to launch successful careers that will positively impact the region, state and nation.

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For more information, contact:

Advancement

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.7124
Email: advancement@wcu.edu

Honors College

No WCU college or program has experienced more transformational growth in the last 15 years than the Honors College. Originally started as a program, the Honors College has evolved into a high-quality academic college that nurtures and serves more than 1,400 high-achieving students.

Graduates of the Honors College have gone on to graduate programs at leading universities, have embarked on successful careers, and have generously served their home area with their talents and expertise.

By supporting the Honors College, you are providing support for a future generation of the best and brightest.

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For more information, contact:

Carol May

Director of Development
Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.3343
Email: ccmay@wcu.edu

Hunter Library

Hunter Library provides the academic backbone of the university. Through its special collections, curriculum materials, databases and general collections, WCU students have access to some of the best resources in the Southeast.

Your gift to Hunter Library will support the expansion of the collection that educates current and future students.

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Advancement

Western Carolina University
201 H.F. Robinson Administration Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.7124
Email: advancement@wcu.edu

WCU Athletics

The Catamount Club is charged with generating the resources necessary for the enrichment and development of WCU student-athletes as they strive to become champions in the classroom, on the field, and in life. Your support creates the opportunity for our Catamount student-athletes to achieve comprehensive excellence academically and athletically through earning their college degrees while also competing for championships.

Our student-athletes are ambassadors for Western Carolina University and our community, and your generosity allows our coaches to recruit the very best student-athletes in the Southern Conference. We rely heavily on the generosity of our alumni and friends to create a culture of success within Athletics as no state funds are received for scholarship aid within our programs. When alumni, friends, parents and businesses donate to the Catamount Club, those funds are used to provide scholarship aid for approximately 380 student-athletes in 16 varsity programs. Your support has a direct correlation to the success of our student-athletes, teams, and university as a whole.

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For more information, contact:

Catamount Club
92 Catamount Road
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: 828.227.3047

Website: www.catamountsports.com/catamountclub
E-mail: catamountclub@wcu.edu

   

Scholarships

Western Carolina University’s unwavering commitment to its students dates back to its founding in 1889, and the university is now serving more students than ever. Recruiting and educating an increasing number of students is at the core of the university’s “2020 Vision” strategic plan and an explicit objective to “fulfill the educational needs of the state and region in order to contribute to its economic development.”

Scholarships  

Despite tuition increases, Western Carolina is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s most affordable universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. And yet, there remain many worthy students from modest economic backgrounds who either cannot afford to enroll, or who have to borrow large sums of money to pursue and complete a WCU education, and who graduate with a sizeable debt.

We will not let financial challenges stand in the way of our current and future Catamounts discovering their potential. Your support is more important than ever to help ensure that a Western Carolina University education is accessible in perpetuity to all academically eligible students who want to become a part of the WCU community.

Make a gift today to provide scholarship dollars to the best, brightest and most deserving students or click here to learn more about supporting scholarships.

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