Your gifts to the Department of Politics and Government are used to support a variety of activities that would not be possible without alumni and faculty contributions. For example, the Politics and Government Fund supports the following activities:
Student awards: This includes endowed awards such as the Alice Ebel Award for Outstanding Female Majors, the Hibbert Roberts Award for Outstanding Graduating Seniors, the Tom and Kay Wilson Award for Outstanding Interns, and awards for Outstanding Minority Students, Subfield Students, Pre-Law Students and more.
Student travel: This supports sending delegations to regional and national Mock Trial Competitions, and regional and national Model United Nations Competitions. It also funds an outstanding international relations student to attend a conference at West Point. Further it supports the travel of undergraduate and graduate students to professional conferences.
Alumni newsletter: This supports an annual outreach publication to as many alumni as the department can reach highlighting the activities of students and faculty as well as alumni. This fund also supports alumni receptions and lunches as well as hosting successful alumni returning to campus.
Faculty retreat and scholarship: This supports a gathering to address new issues and trends in the discipline and assistance with startup costs of research projects that are on the cutting edge.
Those interested in designating their gift to the department should identify one of the following funds: