Giving

Giving

Your support of the Department of Sociology will allow us to meet the needs of our students, faculty, and society in the 21st century. We are urging you to unite with us for this great adventure. It will require vision, commitment, and new resources to continue the transformation of our great university into an even greater one. We are so pleased to have you as a partner in our endeavor.

Join with us in building the future of the Department of Sociology to ensure our continued eminence in advancing knowledge, transforming lives. Show your support by making your contribution with our safe and secure online gift processing system. MSU’s online gift processing system is an easy, fast, safe and cost-effective way to give to the Department of Sociology.

Thank you for your contribution to The Campaign for MSU and the Department of Sociology.

The Sociology Fund


Gifts to The Sociology Fund will provide discretionary monies for student scholarships and fellowships, student travel for study abroad and national conferences, faculty research initiatives, and other departmental projects that will allow us to continue to attract and retain the brightest students and faculty to the Department of Sociology. Contribute to this Fund by typing "Sociology" in the Search for Fund box. (Code AN05)

The Undergraduate Endowment Fund


The Sociology Department has launched a fund to provide undergraduate majors money for professional development opportunities that will allow them to further their skills and enhance their scholarship by attending professional meetings, participating in sociology study abroad programs, and supporting opportunities to work on research projects. This was the idea of a group of sociology emeriti faculty including Drs. Maxine Baca-Zinn, Harry Schwarzweller, and Bo Anderson. If you would like to speak with someone directly about giving to this fund please contact Sarah Blom, Senior Director of Development at (517) 432-1802 or at blom@msu.edu.

Undergraduate Professional Development Fund in Sociology


The Undergraduate Professional Development Fund was started in 2008 to provide undergraduate majors with professional development opportunities that will allow them to further their skills and enhance their scholarship by attending professional meetings, participating in sociology study abroad programs, and supporting opportunities to work on research projects.  Contribute to this Fund by typing "Sociology" in the Search for Fund box. (Code AN0502)

The Useem Fund


The Useem Fund endowment was established in memory of Drs. John and Ruth Useem, who both played an integral role in the education of thousands of undergraduate and graduate sociology students from the 1940’s through the 1980’s. Their exemplary scholarship and commitment to learning about comparative and international sociology provided a strong foundation for the Department’s scholarly theme of “Global Transformations”. To continue their international commitment, the Useem Endowment provides merit-based scholarship support to graduate students embarking on careers related to international social research and global transformation. Contribute to this Fund by typing "Useem" in the Search for Fund box. (Code AN053)

The Jay Artis Endowment for Graduate Study in Sociology


The Jay Artis Endowment for Graduate Study fund was established in memory of Dr. Jay Artis, a former faculty member of Sociology.  The work of Dr. Artis focused on the sociology of international development.  This endowment fund provides financial support to doctoral students whose dissertations are focusing on the sociology of international development issues. (Code AN050)