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

Bold stories from the 2019 Scholarships Luncheon

More than 400 people gathered at this year's Scholarships Luncheon during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. Several students and alumni shared their powerful stories of how scholarships made their bold moments possible. Special guest Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16, two-time World Cup winner, told the audience how her scholarship to W&M changed the trajectory of her life.

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.

Roaring Forward

It’s hard to believe that summer break is about to come to a close — although the blistering heat in the ’Burg remains — and the new academic year will begin in a little over a week. There’s so much to look forward to in our final year of the For the Bold campaign and there are countless opportunities to make an impact on the university and all its students, faculty and alumni in the next 10 months.