CLA Student Emergency Fund

Thank you for your generous support, together we have raised $52,300.

CLA Student Emergency Fund

The College of Liberal Arts encompasses the disciplines of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. With more than 2,800 undergraduate majors, 350 graduate students, 250 faculty members and 45 staff members, the College of Liberal Arts plays a key role in the education of all students at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Committed to “elevating humanity,” the College of Liberal Arts teaches students to think critically, communicate with precision, and develop sensitivity to different cultures. All of the funds raised through the College of Liberal Arts Student Emergency Fund will be used to provide undergraduate and graduate students with critical support needed to continue their University education when they face challenges such as those associated with COVID-19.

First hand student experiences show how great the need is, here is the story of just one of our students.

“The pandemic took a massive financial burden on my family. My dad was working multiple jobs and lost one, my mother lost her job and I lost one of my jobs as well. We couldn't afford to send me to college, so we've been paying for schooling, housing, etc. all on loans already. Along with these losses, my car broke down and I tested positive for COVID. Any financial help from the University can ensure that I can at least get groceries or pay some bills while trying to piece together what we can for my future. With the uncertainty that comes with this pandemic, I am grateful for any assistance for the hope things will get better soon."

In many cases, even a small amount of support can be the difference between a student staying in college or dropping out. It can also make a difference in enabling a student to buy textbooks or meet basic needs in these precarious times. Thank you for joining us in helping our amazing students stay on track for earning a college education and a Liberal Arts degree that will make a positive difference for the rest of their lives.

For more information about supporting the College of Liberal Arts please contact Jillian Szewczak at   

You can make your gift in a variety of ways:

  • Online on this page
  • If you are University of Nevada, Reno Faculty or Staff and would like to give via payroll deduction please click here or by calling the Foundation Office at (775) 784-1587
  • By mail: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Mail Stop 0162, 1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557-0162
    • Please make checks payable to University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and indicate that you'd like to support the CLA Student Emergency Fund.


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