Oklahoma State University
College of Human Environmental Sciences
College of Human Sciences Giving Opportunities

As the private fundraising organization for Oklahoma State University, the OSU Foundation exists to unite donor and university passions and priorities to achieve excellence. We accomplish this by:


Building Expansion

The Human Sciences building expansion is the No. 1 priority for the College and will transform the learning and research experience of our students and faculty by creating a dynamic and stimulating new environment. The College has an exciting opportunity to take serving people to a new level with a creative transformation of our iconic facilities. The expansion to the north of the existing building will provide students and faculty with revitalized space in which to forge new partnerships with industry and professional partners while pushing the boundaries of social and scientific research and technology transfer. The College will be the destination of choice for students and faculty seeking collaborative, creative scholarship and the chance to pursue solutions to real-world challenges on a local and global scale.
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Scholarships & Fellowships

The College of Human Sciences is committed to students, and our freshman retention rate—the highest at OSU—is a testament to this commitment. Whether through the Patricia Kain Knaub Center for Student Success, rigorous academic preparation, experiential learning or study abroad opportunities, Human Sciences' students are prepared to succeed from the moment they enroll. Eighty percent of OSU students rely on some type of financial aid to fund their education. The College of Human Sciences wants to assist accomplished and motivated students to realize their goals of becoming college graduates, but we need your assistance. Endowed undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships are an ongoing and important investment in the future. Annual gifts supporting unrestricted scholarships are also especially valuable because they provide the College the flexibility to recruit and retain outstanding students. Follow our students after graduation, and you will find them in positions of leadership in nutrition, design, retailing, education, hospitality and not-for-profit settings. Ask our alumni who have received scholarships, and they will tell you how extremely grateful they were for support that enabled them to complete their education. Every gift makes a difference. 
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Endowed Chairs & Professorships

Faculty are the heart of the College. Our educational strength and competitiveness are reflected in the quality of our faculty. Faculty members who hold prestigious chairs and professorships are experts in their fields and are highly regarded in the academic world. Private support is critical in helping to recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty to teach students and to continue important research that will bring prestige to the College.
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Human Sciences Fund for Excellence

The mission of the College of Human Sciences is to solve human problems and enhance human lives through education and scholarly discovery; however, having the vision to meet academic challenges and having the funding to address them are two different things. The financial flexibility made possible by the Human Sciences Fund for Excellence is vital to our continued success, allowing us to stay competitive by turning forward-thinking ideas into action.
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Program Support & Annual Gifts

The College of Human Sciences provides outstanding academic programs and leadership opportunities that challenge students to learn through real world experiences. Participation and attendance at professional conferences, world-class visiting lecturers and professors, and career development workshops are a few of the extracurricular experiences academic units offer to enhance student learning. Administrative units provide support for professional conferences, faculty and student recruitment and retention activities as well as student and faculty leadership development opportunities. Unrestricted funding provides for experiences that characterize an education of distinction. Naming gifts for Human Sciences departments, centers and institutes and other program support ensure continued excellence in our academic programs and develop a host of enriching activities that bring the curriculum to life for our students. From study abroad opportunities to real world team projects, to internships and student competitions, Human Sciences students apply their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. Such opportunities enhance our academic programs and develop our students' confidence and abilities.
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Planned Gifts

Donors who choose to establish planned gifts to benefit Oklahoma State University ensure their legacy will continue for many generations. Estate planning can benefit your own future and assist the College. Discover more about this great way to contribute at the OSU Foundation planned giving page.

Corporate Matching Gifts

When making a personal gift, ask if your corporate employer has a matching gift program. These programs often can double or even triple your gift. Check out the OSU Foundation corporate matching page for more information.


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Senior Director of Development
Oklahoma State University Foundation
400 South Monroe, Stillwater, Oklahoma74074