Student Life

 

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.

 

Career Closet

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.

 

Greek Life

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!

Student Life Donor Heatmap
Rank State Donors
1 PA 43
2 VA 3
3 MD 2
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Match
Student Life Dollar for Dollar Match
Two anonymous alumni donors will match Student Life donations designated to the Center for Student Wellness, Recreation/Power Center and Duquesne Program Council (Student Organizations) dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. Donations must be made to one of those three areas to qualify for the match.
$1,315 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Number of Gifts Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will receive the most donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) 120
2 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) 101
3 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) 91
4 School of Nursing (greatest needs) 86
5 School of Business Innovation Fund 82
6 Women's Swimming & Diving 72
7 Ice Hockey 68
8 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund 59
9 Cross Country & Track & Field 54
10 Women's Soccer 49
11 Football 48
12 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund 47
13 School of Education (Greatest Needs) 46
14 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep 36
15 Student Managed Investment Fund 33
16 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison 32
17 Women's Basketball 29
18 School of Music (Greatest Needs) 27
19 Men's Basketball 27
20 Women's Tennis 27
21 Volleyball 26
22 Music Therapy Endowed Fund 25
23 Alice C. Feehan Fund 24
24 Duquesne Media 24
25 Spiritan Campus Ministry 24
26 Gumberg Library 24
27 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund 23
28 Duquesne in Rome 23
29 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) 22
30 Bowling 21
31 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 17
32 Women's Lacrosse 16
33 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund 16
34 Audio Engineering Society 16
35 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship 15
36 Rowing 14
37 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) 14
38 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund 14
39 Men's Soccer 12
40 Duquesne Athletic Fund 12
41 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) 12
42 Center for Student Wellbeing 12
43 Men's Tennis 11
44 Music on the Bluff Series 11
45 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center 10
46 Speech-Language Pathology 10
47 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse 9
48 Physician Assistant Studies 8
49 Trumpet Ensemble 8
50 Study Abroad 8
51 Voices of Spirit 7
52 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund 7
53 Music Therapy Student Association 7
54 Recreation/Power Center 7
55 Athletic Training 6
56 Physical Therapy 5
57 Pep Band 5
58 Gamma Phi 4
59 Biomedical Engineering 4
60 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) 4
61 Alpha Gamma Delta 3
62 Gamma Phi Beta 3
63 Alpha Sigma Tau 3
64 Dance Team 3
65 Sigma Nu 2
66 Career Closet 2
67 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund 2
68 Phi Kappa Theta 2
69 Alpha Phi 2
70 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative 2
71 Occupational Therapy 1
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon 1
73 Health Sciences (BS) 1
74 Duquesne in Dublin 1
75 Sigma Kappa 1
76 Alpha Omicron Pi 0
77 Alpha Phi Delta 0
78 Health Administration and Public Health 0
79 Cheerleading 0
80 Delta Chi 0
81 Delta Sigma Theta 0
82 Delta Zeta 0
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 0
84 Sigma Tau Gamma 0
85 Zeta Tau Alpha 0
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift 0
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Duquesne University department or program will earn the most total dollars in donations on the Day of Giving? Make a gift to help get your favorite area of campus to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 School of Business Innovation Fund $20,285.18
2 Football $20,050.40
3 Women's Swimming & Diving $15,720.00
4 UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse $13,025.00
5 Student Managed Investment Fund $12,550.20
6 Duquesne School of Law Vision Fund $11,120.20
7 Women's Soccer $10,075.00
8 School of Pharmacy (Greatest Needs) $9,225.00
9 Liberal Arts (Greatest Needs) $9,024.49
10 Greatest Needs (The Duquesne Fund) $8,925.20
11 School of Nursing (greatest needs) $7,485.00
12 Cross Country & Track & Field $7,321.00
13 Ice Hockey $6,900.00
14 Women's Basketball $6,755.00
15 Duquesne School of Law Evening Divison $5,730.00
16 School of Education (Greatest Needs) $5,125.20
17 School of Music (Greatest Needs) $4,605.00
18 Men's Basketball $4,440.00
19 Volleyball $3,345.00
20 Basketball Endowment Competitiveness Fund $2,885.00
21 Alice C. Feehan Fund $2,845.00
22 Duquesne Media $2,729.25
23 Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp. Endowed Scholarship Fund $2,525.04
24 Duquesne School of Law Bar Prep $2,310.14
25 Duquesne in Rome $2,160.20
26 Women's Tennis $1,845.00
27 Music Therapy Endowed Fund $1,605.00
28 Spiritan Campus Ministry $1,550.06
29 Physician Assistant Studies $1,470.00
30 Men's Soccer $1,385.00
31 Bowling $1,317.00
32 Duquesne Athletic Fund $1,315.00
33 Gumberg Library $1,305.15
34 Rowing $1,130.00
35 Men's Tennis $1,085.00
36 Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship $1,060.17
37 Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences (Greatest Needs) $1,030.00
38 Women's Lacrosse $1,010.00
39 Trumpet Ensemble $1,010.00
40 Duquesne University Scholarship Association (DUSA) Endowed Fund $1,000.00
41 Music on the Bluff Series $990.00
42 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship $965.00
43 Nursing Learning and Simulation Center $760.00
44 Athletic Training $750.00
45 Student Organizations (Duquesne Program Council) $730.00
46 Rangos School of Health Sciences (Greatest Needs) $605.00
47 Duquesne University Scholarship Association International Endowed Fund $600.20
48 Audio Engineering Society $555.00
49 Physical Therapy $550.00
50 Gamma Phi $485.00
51 Voices of Spirit $435.00
52 Study Abroad $400.20
53 Center for Student Wellbeing $375.00
54 Speech-Language Pathology $366.00
55 Gumberg Library Endowed Student Worker Scholarship Fund $350.00
56 Sigma Nu $300.00
57 Alpha Gamma Delta $295.00
58 Gamma Phi Beta $250.00
59 Music Therapy Student Association $235.00
60 Recreation/Power Center $210.00
61 Biomedical Engineering $210.00
62 Pep Band $195.00
63 Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA) $170.00
64 Career Closet $100.00
65 Occupational Therapy $100.00
66 Alpha Sigma Tau $85.00
67 Dance Team $75.00
68 Nursing Alumni Association Gift Fund $70.00
69 Phi Kappa Theta $70.00
70 Alpha Phi $60.00
71 Brother Gerald Keating Food Pantry Initiative $55.20
72 Tau Kappa Epsilon $50.00
73 Health Sciences (BS) $35.00
74 Duquesne in Dublin $15.00
75 Sigma Kappa $10.00
76 Alpha Omicron Pi $0.00
77 Alpha Phi Delta $0.00
78 Health Administration and Public Health $0.00
79 Cheerleading $0.00
80 Delta Chi $0.00
81 Delta Sigma Theta $0.00
82 Delta Zeta $0.00
83 Sigma Alpha Epsilon $0.00
84 Sigma Tau Gamma $0.00
85 Zeta Tau Alpha $0.00
86 Select "Other" Below & Type-In Where To Designate Your Gift $0.00
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Who is Giving?
Which Duquesne University community group is making the largest impact on the Day of Giving?
Please Check All of Your Duquesne Affiliations
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 873
2 Current Employee 436
3 Current Parent 342
4 Friend 270
5 Current Student 97
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Most Gifts by Class
Which Duquesne University class will make the most gifts on the Day of Giving? Make a gift now and tell your classmates to get your class to the top of the leaderboard!
Duquesne University Graduation Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2017 31
2 2022 26
3 2016 26
4 2006 23
5 2020 23
6 2009 21
7 2007 20
8 2004 20
9 2014 20
10 2021 18
11 2018 18
12 2011 17
13 1983 17
14 2019 17
15 2015 16
16 2012 16
17 2005 15
18 2001 15
19 1973 14
20 1968 14
21 1972 14
22 2008 13
23 2010 12
24 2013 11
25 1991 11
26 2000 10
27 1992 10
28 1984 10
29 1996 10
30 1989 9
31 2003 9
32 1997 9
33 1990 9
34 1988 9
35 1981 9
36 2002 9
37 1974 8
38 1971 8
39 1978 8
40 1980 8
41 1969 8
42 1982 7
43 1994 7
44 1993 7
45 1995 7
46 1999 6
47 1979 6
48 1964 6
49 1963 6
50 1975 5
51 1986 5
52 1987 4
53 1977 4
54 1985 4
55 1967 4
56 1970 4
57 1961 3
58 1966 3
59 1965 2
60 1998 2
61 1959 2
62 1976 2
63 1952 1
64 1962 1
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