College of Liberal Arts

Why Give to Liberal Arts

Message from Dean Randy L. Diehl: A Bold Vision for Liberal Arts Excellence

UT Campaign Logo The College of Liberal Arts is home to highly ranked departments and some of the most respected faculty across the country. With Pulitzer Prize winners, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellows, members of the distinguished National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences among its ranks, the College of Liberal Arts is quickly becoming one of the best liberal arts colleges at a major research university, with nearly all its departments in the top tier nationally. The College of Liberal Arts has a bold vision—to become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the country in the next 10 years. To reach such an ambitious goal the college must create and strengthen core academic programs and departments. On October 17, 2008 the university embarked on an eight‐year Campaign for Texas to raise $3 billion. The college is setting an aggressive campaign goal of $225 million to help ensure its vision becomes a reality. Join us on this journey to become one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Randy L. Diehl
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
David Bruton, Jr. Regents Chair in Liberal Arts

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Pillars of Excellence


Funding from the campaign will help support our top scholars and researchers and enable us to recruit and retain nationally recognized professors.


Funds will enhance opportunities for undergraduate research and increase scholarship and study abroad funding. The Graduate Merit Fellowship Program will allow the college to fully fund a small cohort of graduate students, whose research and subsequent professional careers will raise the rankings of the college and the university.


The new 200,000 square-foot Liberal Arts building will provide vital space for 10,000 students daily to study and meet, as well as space to encourage multidisciplinary study.

The Case For Investing

Why connect to and invest in the College of Liberal Arts (PDF)

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