Oxford College of Emory University
One of Emory University's nine academic divisions, Oxford College offers a distinctive, small-campus setting that helps students achieve significant academic accomplishments and personal development during their freshman and sophomore years.
Students at Oxford find opportunities for leadership, community service, and research not commonly found in the first two years of undergraduate study. They also benefit from a welcoming, close-knit atmosphere where they can build lasting personal relationships with fellow students and with Oxford faculty and staff. Gifts to Oxford help preserve and enhance the distinctive nature of the campus, the community, and the academic experience.
Alumni and friends who invest in Oxford College help support a community of learning that turns promise into achievement. Students choose Oxford for its small classes, emphasis on teaching, and dedicated faculty: a creative combination of environment and ethos known as the Oxford experience. Students thrive at Oxford and then join the ranks of Emory’s best and brightest on the Atlanta campus, leading the way in academics and community service.
The school’s top fund-raising priorities, according to Dean Stephen Bowen, are outlined below.
Increase endowment funding for scholarships that will help make the Oxford experience affordable for all qualified students, regardless of means. Scholarship support diversifies the student body—attracting the best students from all backgrounds—and enables talented young men and women to realize their potential.
Secure investments in the Oxford Science Teaching Equipment Fund. Many generous alumni and friends have helped raise construction funding for the much-anticipated new science building, which is scheduled to be ready for classes in January 2016. To fully utilize the new facility, Oxford is raising the $750,000 needed to purchase necessary scientific and technological equipment for the building’s laboratories, classrooms, and research spaces.
Strengthen Campus Life programs. Campus Life programs include all the extracurricular parts of an Oxford education such as athletics, health and wellness, and leadership development. We want to expand varsity athletics, improve our athletic facilities, strengthen leadership training programs, and further develop health education. Support from alumni and friends has been instrumental for these programs and will be essential for Oxford to achieve its goals.