Student Affairs

"The William & Mary experience is more than amazing professors and great facilities. By fostering an environment that supports and challenges students to fully engage, by graduation they’ve had access to one of the richest student experiences in the nation. That’s why we’re proud to support Student Affairs and its vital work on campus."

Janet Rollins Atwater ’84 P ’17, P ’20 & Peter Atwater ’83 P ’17, P ’20
Student Affairs Representatives, Campaign Steering Committee

Support Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating an engaging learning environment where community is strengthened and individuals flourish. We encourage student learning and personal growth through meaningful co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and promote student wellbeing within a campus community that is purposeful, just, caring, disciplined, open and celebrative.

Through student-centered programs, policies and services, the Division of Student Affairs prepares students to learn, lead and live with integrity and purpose. Consider a gift to Student Affairs and make an immediate impact on William & Mary today.

Priorities

PILLAR I: WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET | $6 MILLION

SCHOLARSHIPS | $3 million

  • Stipends for Graduate Students

TEACHING EXCELLENCE | $3 million

  • Center for Student Diversity | endowed directorship | $1 million
  • Student Leadership Development | endowed directorship | $1 million
  • Community Engagement | endowed directorship | $1 million

PILLAR II: MAKING THE REMARKABLE | $7.5 MILLION

ENGAGED LEARNING, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION | $4 million

  • Leadership Development Experiences | $200,000
  • University Speakers Series | $250,000
  • Career Development Immersion Trips | $250,000
  • Tribe Tutor Zone Endowment | $100,000
  • Student Accessibility Services Endowment | $100,000
  • Care Support Services | The Haven Endowment | $100,000
  • Student Life Impact Fund/Parents Fund | $3 million

BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES | $3.5 million

  • Integrative Wellness Center (naming and enhancing interior spaces)
  • Field Enhancements for Intramurals/Improvements for Campus Recreation
  • Fraternity/Sorority Community Building

PILLAR III: A PASSION FOR IMPACT | $6.5 MILLION

LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES | $3 million

  • Leadership Institute | $1 million
  • Internship Opportunities | $2 million

WILLIAM & MARY IN THE WORLD | $2 million

  • Alternative Spring Break Service Trips | $1 million
  • Pre-Orientation Experiences | $1 million

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | $1.5 million

  • William & Mary Community Engagement Fellows | $1.5 million

Fact Sheets

You can learn more about the Student Affairs goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.

  •  Anna Norville ,  Senior Director, Parent & Family Giving and Student Affairs Philanthropy
  •  757-221-1426
  •   anorville@wm.edu

W&M Impact News

An artist’s gift

William Sterling’s ’59 early interest in art prompted him to become a fine arts major at William & Mary. One of his thoughts before his death on New Year’s Eve last year was to leave a gift that would benefit the university’s Department of Art & Art History.

A wedding gift that keeps on giving

Megan Dorward ’07 is no stranger to the impact and importance of private giving. As a founding member of the Society of 1918, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a former member of the Annual Giving Board, she has made giving back to William & Mary an important part of her life. Now, she and her fiancé, Richard Brahan, are using their wedding as an opportunity to encourage others to join them in giving back and to create a lasting impact on others’ lives. In lieu of a traditional registry, they have established the Megan Dorward & Richard Brahan Wedding Scholarship and have encouraged their loved ones to make financial contributions to it in celebration of their wedding.