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Without the incredible support of our donors, Syracuse University would not be where it is today. But a number of exciting initiatives still need your support. Learn more about them below, then make your gift—and help incite change for generations to come!

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has launched a $2.5 million campaign to help its Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music become an All-Steinway School, one of only 160 such schools in the world. The elite designation means the Setnor School will exclusively use pianos designed or built by Steinway & Sons, the maker of the world’s finest pianos.

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For generations of students, Hendricks Chapel has been a place of refuge, sustaining the soul life of the University. Chapel programs reach across disciplines to encourage critical thinking about the religious, moral, and ethical issues of our time, creating soulful citizens prepared to grapple with the human complexity of modern decision-making. 

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For many students, going to college is about learning social skills, testing boundaries, and growing up. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, the LGBT Resource Center provides a safe space and resources for them and their allies. Founded in 2001, the center advocates for and supports LGBT students and those questioning their identities. Read more

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CitrusTV—the successor to Synapse, UUTV, and HillTV—and WJPZ Z89 Radio are operated and managed exclusively by SU students. For them, it’s more than just extracurricular fun, it’s their ticket to a future in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Z89 and CitrusTV alumni have been hired immediately after graduation by stations and networks coast to coast.
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Starting this fall, SU students will be able to take a course in giving back. Led by the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Affairs, PAF 410: Philanthropy and You will be taught in conjunction with the Central New York Community Foundation, and will enable students to learn the ethics and values of charitable giving in their own lives and in their community. Read more

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In June 2011, SU and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced the creation of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The first of its kind in the United States, the institute will serve all 25 million U.S. veterans, focusing on the social, economic, education, and policy issues affecting them and their families post-service. Read more

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Say Yes to Education is a landmark collaboration–one that brings Syracuse University together with dozens of governmental, philanthropic and corporate organizations to ensure that all Syracuse public school students can afford, and succeed in, college. Read more

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Syracuse University is a global leader in inclusion, advocating for and welcoming all qualified students, faculty, and staff. The Inclusive Campus Initiative for people with disabilities involves all aspects of SU’s operations, every school and college, and 10 campuses across four continents. Read more

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The construction of the 200,000-square-foot Dineen Hall marks the beginning of SU’s west-campus expansion–and will be an iconic symbol of the new home for the College of Law. Opening in fall 2014, the five-story, state-of-the-art facility will redefine legal education by providing a physical environment that enhances connection, community engagement, and opportunity. Read more

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The School of Education’s permanent home, Huntington Hall, began life a century ago as Good Shepherd Hospital. It has served SU students well with periodic updates and repairs, including a meeting room in the former hospital’s morgue. Now, the School of Education has launched a major renovation campaign to respond to the facility’s ever-growing and vigorous use. Read more

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For 60-plus years, Carnegie Library was SU’s main academic library. Since Bird Library opened, however, Carnegie Library has filled many other roles.

Plans are now underway to return Carnegie Library and its grand reading room to its original elegance and purpose—to be an inspiring place for quiet study and research.  Read more

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Nearly everything about television production has changed since Newhouse 2 opened except one: the Newhouse 2 studios. To help prepare students for today’s evolving media environments, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is planning a $12 million renovation of the 1974-era studios and adjacent space. Read more

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Helping Student Entrepreneurs Bring Business Ideas to Life

For aspiring entrepreneurs, the college years are the perfect time to start a business. If the venture is successful, the market potential is limitless. If it fails, the lessons learned are incredibly valuable, and help make a future venture a success. Read more

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The number of SU students who require additional aid to stay in school has increased dramatically in today’s uncertain economic times. In response to this need, a new scholarship fund has been created to provide a safety net for undergraduate students with unexpected financial hardship.
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Syracuse University is committed to helping students from all walks of life have the most successful college experience possible. But we can’t do it alone. Parents and other family members play a critical role in helping students cope with the social and academic challenges of college life.

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Share Your SU Spirit!

Share Your SU Spirit!

This is the time of year when Syracuse spirit shines the brightest. Visit our spirit gallery and tell us what it means to you. Then share your message with family and friends!

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Alums Fund Orange Girl

Alums Fund Orange Girl

Lifelong Orange supporters John H. ’59 Dean and former “Orange Girl” Janet K. (Smith) Dean ’61, have established the Janet Kay Smith Feature Twirler Scholarship. When fully funded, it will support the feature twirler position in Syracuse University’s “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band.

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New Bandier Scholarship

New Bandier Scholarship

During an event at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, the Bandier Program Alumni Association announced its Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship, named after singer/songwriter Gregg Allman and Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager and an SU parent.

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