$ 419

Thousand

of $4,000,000

10%

Raised

campus life

We believe by learning and living together students are immersed in opportunities that encourage transformation.

The Campus Life component of the Campaign for Excellence in Faith and Learning includes efforts for residence hall renovations, Wright Hall updates, and the increased greening of campus.

Research shows that outcomes in a variety of academic areas are significantly increased for students living in campus housing. For example, they graduate at a 20 percent higher rate (and with a better GPA) than their counterparts!

The campaign is renovating rooms in both the men’s and women’s residence halls to ensure that students have the optimum Southern Experience.

Wright Hall is undergoing updates for the Dining Hall, kitchen, and elevator, as well as receiving new bathrooms on the Dining Hall level. These improvements will benefit not only our students, but also the many alumni and community members who join us for banquets and other events in this iconic building.

Southern now boasts 37 miles of hiking and biking trails, approximately a dozen of which have been added through the campaign’s efforts to further green the campus and highlight God’s handiwork here in Collegedale.

One trail in particular, the Sabbath Trail, connects the dots between creation and the Creator.

Metal and stone markers guide walkers through the history of Sabbath, from the beginning of time until the New Earth, while asking thought-provoking questions about life’s hectic pace and whether or not we’ve become slaves to our schedules.

Community—whether found in a dorm room, around a Dining Hall table, or on a walk through the woods with a friend—is central to the Southern Experience and a critical component of campus life.

Other Causes

$11,828,011

Raised

Endowments

We believe a private, Christian education should be an option for everyone. Endowments create perpetual funding for faculty research, programs, and scholarships.

84%

$11,289,506

Raised

Annual Giving

We believe annual giving to Southern is important. These gifts keep tuition lower than the university's actual per-student expenses, strengthen the Southern Experience, and provide scholarships needed for worthy students. Below is the progress for this year.

113%

$13,000,000

Raised

Student Life Center

We have all of the $13 million available to build the Bietz Center for Student Life! We will continue to offer naming opportunities for those areas not already designated.

100%

$701,165

Raised

Academic Growth

We believe in discovery. Increasing academic spaces will consolidate disconnected classrooms, work spaces, and faculty offices to create more areas for brainstorming, learning, and creating.

14%

$418,840

Raised

Campus Life

We believe by living together and studying together, students are immersed in opportunities that encourage transformation on a campus that displays the beauty of nature.

10%

news

We value our donors and Southern community. Keeping you updated on the campaign is important as we share our visions.

[Academic Growth]

Film and Journalism Studio Planned

Facility will nurture community, highlight synergy between faith and art

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[Bietz Center]

Student Life Center Floor Plans

Architectural renderings for each floor of the 40,000-square-foot student center

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[Bietz Center]

Chapel Named in Honor of Jack Blanco

Passionate donors wanted to recognize retired religion professor and dean

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[Endowment]

Students and Donors Jointly Invest in Adventist Education

WISE program matches earnings that students apply toward tuition

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[Endowment]

Gift Encourages Student Missionary Participation

$400,000 corporate contribution will reduce financial roadblocks

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[Endowment]

New Endowment Funds Student, Faculty Research

Money given anonymously in honor of David Steen, ’68, former biology professor and department chair

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[Campus Life]

Residence Hall Rooms Getting a Makeover

72-hour fundraising push resulted in 264 donors contributing more than $42,000 toward renovations

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[Campus Life]

Employees and Students Work to Create Arboretum

Each tree label will include a QR code that users scan with a phone app, leading to detailed information

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[Academic Growth]

Contributions Help McKee Library Continue Upgrades

Information hub has seen an increase in the circulation of books and media items

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[Endowment]

Gift from Adventist Health System Funds Chairship

Interest from $3 million in contributions defrays, in perpetuity, the cost of faculty position

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[Annual Giving]

Giving Day 2017 Raises Record Amount

More than $145,000 given to student scholarships, other areas

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