The Division of Student Life at Duquesne University is committed to giving our students the best possible experience in and out of the classroom. Our dedicated Student Life staff unites our diverse student body through programming, services and countless opportunities to engage with peers on and off the Bluff. The eleven units that make up Student Life create a student-centered environment that help students reach personal goals, build relationships, stay healthy and succeed.
The impact of your gift
For the 2020 Day of Giving, Student Life is seeking gifts to support the priority funds listed below. We want to call particular attention to three areas of Student Life where donations are particularly needed in order to unlock a $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge!
Student Life $10,000 Dollar for Dollar Match Challenge
Two anonymous alumni donors will match Student Life donations designated to the Center for Student Wellness, Power/Recreation Center and the general Student Organizations/Duquesne Program Council account dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.
* Center for Student Wellbeing
Our Center for Student Wellbeing is all about helping our students be well, feel well and live well. Donations to this fund will help provide our students with counseling services, therapy groups, workshops.
* Recreation/Power Center
Our Power Center Recreation Center fitness facility features a full array of intramural leagues and sports, over 60 group fitness classes weekly, a full cardio fleet, multiple weightlifting options, an indoor track, club sports and more. Donations to this fund help us to provide our students with a first-class fitness and recreation experience.
* Student Organizations Duquesne Program Council
Duquesne University has 250 recognized student organizations, which are an excellent way for students to connect with their peers, create new experiences and discover lasting friendships. Donations to this fund would provide student organizations with the opportunity to attend conferences, competitions and enhance programming.
* Only donations to any of the three initiatives above qualify to help unlock the $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge.
Other initiatives to support...
Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative
In the spirit of Brother Gerald Keating’s life’s work as a Spiritan, the Keating Initiative provides umbrella services for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate food insecurity. The vision of the Keating Initiative is straightforward—it provides food, food vouchers and resources to enable students to complete degrees. Research has shown that food insecurity prevents academic success because students cannot adequately perform academic obligations if they are hungry. Donations will help to stock our food pantry.
The Duquesne University Career Closet provides students with appropriate interview attire as they transition into the professional world. The Career Closet gives Duquesne University students FREE access to one professional outfit or accessory that they can wear to job interviews, career fairs and internships. Donations to this fund help our students land that dream job and enter the workforce as a proud Duquesne University alum.
Visit the Duquesne Day of Giving Greek Life page for more information on our over 30 active fraternities and sororities that populate our campus.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
The Spirit of Diversity Scholarship serves students who are in need of financial assistance to matriculate and eventually graduate from Duquesne University. Qualified students have maxed out all other options of available financial aid and are in good financial standing.
Please Donate to the Division of Student Life on 2.20.20
We hope you will donate to the area of Student Life that means the most to you. If you were planning to support a different area of campus, please consider making even a $10 donation to support our efforts. Simply select "Add another gift to your donation" on the donation form. This will allow you to make multiple gifts within the same transaction.
If you wanted to donate to a specific student organization, on the donation form, under "Department or Program" select "Other"; then under "Fund Designation" select "Other"; and type-in where to designate your gift.
Don't forget to also spread the word!
An additional way to make a major impact on the Duquesne Day of Giving is to help us spread the word via social media, e-mail, text, word of mouth! Share this address www.duq.edu/dayofgiving with the hashtag #DUQDayofGiving and encourage your family and friends to donate. Go Dukes!