Colleges and Programs

The Campaign for Seth

Seth Mallios is a professor and director of the South Coastal Information Center at San Diego State University. An anthropologist, archaeologist and historian, he has spearheaded six research projects at historical sites around San Diego. Campaign support for Mallios’ work enables him to engage students in this research, providing them with the skills to build strong undergraduate resumes and succeed in their post-graduate careers.


College of Arts and Letters

The college has identified three initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • International programs, such as the the Center for Latin American Studies, expand students' perspectives and prepare them to be global citizens.
  • Community outreach programs, such as the Confucius Institute, promote education and cultural understanding throughout San Diego.
  • Endowed professorships help the college attract and retain the highest quality teachers and researchers.

College of Business Administration

The college has identified two initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • Naming opportunities are available for the College of Business Administration and many of its programs and facilities through endowments that support the college and secure its future.
  • Become a member of the Dean's Circle. Funding provides support for students and faculty in our nationally ranked college.

College of Education

The college has identified three initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • The National Center for Urban School Transformation works with urban school leadership nationwide to increase students' academic proficiency and post-secondary success rates.
  • The Center for Research on Math and Science Education (CRMSE) is a hub for interdisciplinary research on the teaching and learning of math and science, and the development of math and science curricula.
  • Endowed scholarships support students who will become the next generation of teachers and school administrators in California and beyond.

College of Engineering

The college has identified two initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • Student organizations such as Engineers Without Borders and the SAE Formula Car competition team provide hands-on, problem-solving experience for students aspiring to careers in engineering.
  • Endowed scholarships support students who will become the next generation of engineers in California and beyond.

College of Health and Human Services

The college has identified three initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • Scholarships, particularly endowed scholarships, support required internship hours in the School of Social Work and conference travel for students in the Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Endowed faculty positions in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences will allow SDSU to admit more applicants to these high-demand programs.
  • The Sharp Healthcare Simulation Center is a valuable hands-on learning center for SDSU’s nursing students.

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

The college has identified three initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development in Public Relations is a center for faculty and student research, training programs for working professionals and support for internship programs.
  • Scholarships, particularly endowed scholarships, support students in the college’s 10 schools and departments.
  • Internship stipends support students as they gain valuable workplace experience before graduation.

College of Sciences

The college has identified three initiatives for donor support in The Campaign for SDSU:

  • The Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center is a research and teaching center dedicated to curing cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the United States.
  • Endowments are needed to fund student scholarships, support research and conference travel and attract and retain leading faculty. 
  • The Computational Science Research Center is a campus hub for interdisciplinary, computationally oriented scientific research and collaboration with local industry.

Library and Information Access

Donor support is needed to build a multimedia production center giving students access to studio-quality equipment to create digital multimedia class projects.

Gifts from donors can transform library space into practice presentation rooms, where students will develop communication and presentation skills using LCD overhead projectors, presentation boards and reconfigurable tables to accommodate up to 12 people and a podium. 

Athletics

Membership in the Aztec Club supports the more than 500 Aztec student-athletes as they compete to excel in their sport and in the classroom.

SDSU is raising funds for construction of a Basketball Performance Center, a 23,000-square-foot facility with two full-length courts, eight baskets, locker rooms, film rooms, and an athletic training room to support our nationally ranked teams at the highest level, not only on the court, but also in recruiting new talent.

Weber Honors College

A small community within a large research university, the Weber Honors College creates and sustains a culture of excellence through small, discussion-based seminars that promote active engagement in the subject area, a learning-centered curriculum, innovative teaching techniques, and residential learning experiences.

Veterans Education

Every year, up to 200,000 service men and women separate from military branches and return home. Troops to College provides outreach, scholarships, and career opportunities to SDSU’s student veterans.

Support for veterans is in the form of scholarships, counseling and career-building initiatives, including internships and employment advisement.

Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) Launchpad

The ZIP Launchpad is committed to increasing capacity for entrepreneurial endeavors through scholarships and initiatives targeted at underrepresented groups.

Donors may also choose to sponsor events, such as an Innovation Speaker Series, or to support students traveling to entrepreneurship conferences.

The Zip Launchpad is also seeking advisory board members, particularly from the accounting and insurance industries, which are critical to startup growth.