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The Campaign for USU

The university launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2007, focused on garnering support for scholarships, professorships, and facilities across the university. At its close in 2012, the effort raised more than half a billion dollars to help ensure Utah State remains accessible for all who come to learn. The Campaign for USU will make a lasting difference in the successes of our faculty and students, and in the future of the college and university. However, not all of the college's funding needs were met during this historic campaign. We continue to seek support for people, programming and facilities that service the public through learning, discovery, and engagement . We invite you to join us.  

CHaSS Campaign Goals


The Anthropology Museum Barn

Fundraising Goal: $4 Million

The Museum of Anthropology is one of the most popular cultural venues in Cache Valley. It showcases a collection of Native American artifacts, prehistoric artifacts and contemporary cultural works from the Mountain West region. The museum occupies 2,074 square-feet of space on the second floor of Old Main and requires more space and increased accessibility. Bonnie Pitblado, associate professor of anthropology, developed a strategic plan to facilitate the restoration and expansion of the old art barn slated for demolishing as the future home of the Museum of Anthropology and a new Utah State Welcome Center. The renovation and expansion will yield 11,500 square-feet of space, specialized furniture for the curation room, and endow several programmatic needs.  

Utah Public Radio Building Contribution

Fundraising Goal: $2.5 Million

Utah Public Radio is a service of Utah State University that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a member of National Public Radio, and an affiliate of Public Radio International, daily programming at UPR includes broadcasts of developing news stories from across the country and around the world. UPR extends USU’s reputation to a listening audience throughout Utah and beyond. UPR also serves as a training ground for cub journalists from the journalism program. However, the current office lacks the infrastructure and station facilities such as control rooms, performance studios and teaching space necessary for preparing students for broadcast careers in the 21st century. Gifts enabling the installation of cutting-edge technology will help.

Student Support

Our students are at the center of all we do in the college. Because of our outstanding faculty and renowned programs, we want students to make a conscious, deliberate choice to attend CHaSS. We must endow merit and need-based scholarships for our best and brightest students so they can attend and reach their full potential. For experience outside the classroom our faculty and students study art in Germany; design in Switzerland, England and Italy; theatre in France and England; and cultural anthropology in Peru. Closer to home, consider the value of internships for our students in Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., or service-learning opportunities in local communities. An endowment will enhance these life-transforming experiences for our students.  

Areas to give: Undergraduate Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Experiential Learning

Faculty Support

Endowed professorships allow us to recruit some of the most distinguished scholars in the country. An endowment for visiting artists and scholars provides opportunities for our students to interact with renowned figures in the humanities and social sciences. Research and creative activity endowments provide seed funding for faculty to develop innovative projects and engage students in unique learning opportunities.  

Endowed Professorships Visiting Artists and Scholars Research & Creative Activity Funds