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.
2013 Dean’s Priorities
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 for 2013, 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 critical investments to allow construction of Oxford’s new science building. Oxford’s science facility should be as flexible and dynamic as the curriculum. Investments will help fund a new building that supports individualized teaching, facilitates hands-on learning, and fosters exploration and collaboration in the natural sciences.
Strengthen program support to continue Oxford’s tradition of service and ethical awareness. Oxford students learn to consider ethical principles in all they do, from service projects and class projects to volunteer work and discovering a life’s work.