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Wichita State students applied learning in the biomedical engineering field

Giving Inspires Giving

Together, we can meet the needs of students

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Wichita State’s seven academic colleges are the foundation for our students’ success. At every turn, students are counting on their college to provide the support and resources they need to be successful at Wichita State and beyond.

A gift of any size to your college’s Shocker Fund can be used throughout the year where there is the greatest need. Our Shocker Fund student callers will call to provide you with a college update and thank you for your support each year.

If you’re ready to extend your giving, there are many ways to do that. Our development officers are here to help. You can learn more about the academic college you are interested in and make your gift to the Shocker Fund by hovering over and clicking on the college’s tile below.

WU by the Wichita State University Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College office

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College

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WU by the Wichita State University Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College office

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College

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Students in College of Applied Studies at Wichita State

College of Applied Studies

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Students in College of Applied Studies at Wichita State

College of Applied Studies

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Wichita State engineering student

College of Engineering

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Wichita State engineering student

College of Engineering

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Wichita State student learning dance from New York City guest lecturer

College of Fine Arts

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Wichita State student learning dance from New York City guest lecturer

College of Fine Arts

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Wichita State students work on wind tunnel

Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation

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Wichita State students work on wind tunnel

Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation

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Wichita State University College of Health Professions student

College of Health Professions

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Wichita State University College of Health Professions student

College of Health Professions

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Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Wichita State W. Frank Barton School of Business students

W. Frank Barton School of Business

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Wichita State W. Frank Barton School of Business students

W. Frank Barton School of Business

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Wichita State University graduate student shares his research with a fellow student

Graduate School

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Wichita State University graduate student shares his research with a fellow student

Graduate School

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Wichita State University Shocker Fund callers on campus

Your college counts on Shocker Fund resources

In addition to providing and supporting instruction, faculty and staff in each academic college are responsible for advising students, providing networking opportunities, administering scholarships and understanding the needs of their students.

Here are just a few ways your Shocker Fund gifts make a difference:

  • Allows students to attend research conferences
  • Brings in highly regarded guest lecturers
  • Provides study abroad resources
  • Gives students applied learning experiences through community services

Each college receives a number of student requests that can’t always be fulfilled each year. That is why supporting academic colleges is so important. The power to change lives through the Shocker Fund lies with you.

You can make a gift to a Shocker Fund by clicking on the academic areas above.

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Monthly gifts of all sizes matter

Your monthly gift, no matter the amount, will make a huge impact on students who have a learning opportunity but don’t have the resources to cover it. Monthly gifts can be made easily online, by mail, text or over the phone. For questions or to set up a monthly gift, contact Kathleen Hilyard at kathleen.hilyard@wichita.edu or 316-978-3819.

Wichita State student at graduation