Commitment to Academic Programs

Consider a gift to academic programs

One thing you won’t find in a Salem State classroom is a teaching assistant leading the class instead of a professor. That’s because Salem State University is first and foremost a teaching university. Faculty members foster a dynamic learning environment where every student is known, heard and inspired to excel. With a student-faculty ratio of 16-to-1, students always have access to their professors and opportunities for one-on-one engagement. We’re proud of the wide spectrum of accredited academic programs, with offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our efforts ensure that our graduates are critical thinkers from a liberal-arts framework, who begin their careers with workforce ready skills.

We seek $5.5 million in charitable support to fuel our academic efforts:

  • Establish endowment support for our schools and colleges
  • Secure academic accreditations for key programs such as the Bertolon School of Business
  • Expand internationalization of the campus and curriculum
  • Renovate the Mainstage Theatre to create the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Seed new programs, including interdisciplinary and doctoral programs

For more information, please contact Cheryl Crounse, campaign manager, at 978.542.7527 or

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Stay connected with Salem State and its community by attending special events held throughout the year that support the university’s mission. These events invite alumni, friends and students to engage with one another.

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Leave a Legacy

By adding Salem State University to your will or living trust, you will be providing countless opportunities for future generations of students to benefit from a Salem State education.

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