Emory College is reimagining the liberal arts and sciences to help students address challenges around the world.

Portrait of Dean Michael A. Elliott.

In an economy where disruption and rapid change are constants, the liberal arts and sciences are more essential than ever. Students emerge from Emory College more human and more humane, with the moral imagination to face larger issues with clarity and compassion.

Combining the strengths of a liberal arts college and the expertise of a research university, Emory creates purpose-driven alumni who approach the world as problem-solvers, communicators, and leaders.

Emory is the best place to work toward a better future. We have phenomenally bright, intellectually curious, hardworking students and a motivated faculty that cares about the social good.

— CLIFF CARRUBBA, SAMUEL CANDLER DOBBS PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF QUANTITATIVE THEORY AND METHODS

2O36 PRIORITIES FOR EMORY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Key Priority

Access for All Students

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Key to a better future, access to higher education through scholarships is a social good. Opening up an Emory College education to the most talented students, no matter their income levels, benefits all students, their families, and the larger society.

Emory College provides experiences that foster growth and community engagement, so the best students find Emory irresistible. The generous scholarship support that 2O36 inspires will ensure that every student who meets the college’s high standards will be able to attend. Without the burden of education debt, students can explore the career paths that mean the most, which aren’t always the ones that pay the most.
Emory College has been chipping away at financial obstacles to education for years. Partnering with alumni and other donors since 2007, for example, the Emory Advantage program offers students with family incomes under $100,000 the ability to graduate with little or no debt. Several merit-based programs reward top students, and our Scholarship Endowment Initiative has set the stage for a healthy endowment to grow. 2O36 will generate need-based scholarships for many more students and create sustainable funding for the long term.
Key Priority

Equip Faculty for the Future

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Preeminent in their fields and devoted to their craft, more than 550 Emory College professors reach across 50 departments and programs to equip students with the tools to explore lifelong passions. With 2O36, funding will allow Emory College professors to focus on strategic scholarship that tackles growing global challenges.

Through generous endowment support, Emory will be a destination, rather than a stepping stone, for faculty who shape the most important discussions of our time. New distinguished professorships, each with support for a graduate student, will attract and retain faculty leaders who are moving their disciplines forward. New professorships will retain rising-star faculty, who, as they gain prominence at Emory, may consider taking their talents to other universities.
These faculty leaders strengthen the research and teaching profiles of key departments, driving discovery in the natural sciences and quantitative methods and producing knowledge about history, culture, society, and many other areas.
A MESSAGE FROM

Jericho Brown

Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing; Director, Creative Writing Program
A video of a quote by Jericho Brown
Key Priority

Cultivate the Arts

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The seat of so much American history and culture, Atlanta is fast becoming a mecca for artists. With remarkable stories around every corner, Atlanta inspires a spectrum of creative experiences and anchors much of the action inspired by Emory professors. For a campus without Division 1 athletics, the arts take Emory into Atlanta and bring the city to our students—through performances, collaborations, and engagement with local visiting artists, fellows, and teachers.

Cultivating the arts expands the undergraduate experience, improves access, and creates lasting, productive partnerships across creative disciplines. Funding fellowships and residencies in film, music, dance, theater, and creative writing while hosting internationally respected artists offers students ways to take big risks, pursue careers that align with their passions, and change the world by changing hearts.
Investing in the arts gives voice to those unheard, canvas to those unseen, and shape to the way we understand humanity through creative expression. Emory College can lead the national creative conversation through the work of our students, faculty, alumni, and those who come here to perform and teach.
A MESSAGE FROM

Carol Anderson

Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair, African American Studies
An audio quote from Carol Anderson

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