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Student Support Areas

The true measure of student success is how well students are prepared to accomplish their current and future academic, personal, and professional goals through the development of knowledge, a sense of responsibility and self-reliance, and a connection to Nazareth and wider community.

Your gift to student support areas sustains critical resources, provides enriching experiences, and makes so much possible for our Golden Flyers.

  • Center for Life's Work – The Center for Life's Work partners with students to create a path from college to careers and lives of meaning. Career coaches help you plan and integrate your academics, skills, and experiences with your passions. Alumni are welcome to either receive coaching or partner to provide opportunities for students. 

  • The Center for Spirituality is committed to fostering an environment where students, staff and faculty can practice their own religious/spiritual tradition while offering many opportunities for discovery and dialogue with people who hold a belief systems different than their own.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives Gifts to Diversity & Inclusive Excellence support the mission of the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Education: to promote and support activities and events that celebrate and advocate diversity, inclusion, and equity as well as a sense of belonging at Nazareth and throughout the local Rochester community.

  • Global Engagement Fund – With more than 75 programs in 35 countries around the world, Nazareth offers study abroad opportunities for students looking to add valuable international experiences to their degree program. 

  • Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue – The Hickey Center and the IIIT Chair for Interfaith & Islamic Studies promote understanding and appreciation of differences through education and dialogue in an increasingly global landscape.

  • InterProfessional Animal-Assisted Wellness (IPAW) Collaborative - Orion and Rosie are the founding pups of the IPAW Collaborative at Nazareth University. With their handlers, Dr. P. (Laura Poleshuck) and Professor (Missy) Reed, these Pet Partners registered therapy dogs are a part of daily university life; students can visit them at their offices and interact with them during IPAW Collaborative activities and through the IPAW Club.

  • Lorette Wilmot Library – The library currently houses over 250,000 books, 45,000 print volumes, and more than 137,000 electronic resources, in addition to a variety of special collections. Additionally, there are a wide variety of services and departments available to support research needs and a variety of places to study, relax and explore. 

  • Nazareth Alternative Break – During Winter or Spring semester break, travel locally or globally to learn and serve alongside peers and community members.

  • Oak Tree Food Pantry – Nazareth's on-campus food pantry serves students, staff, and faculty. You can find everything from granola bars, to pasta, to peanut butter, to soap on the fully-stocked pantry shelves.

  • Otto A. Shults Community Center – A gathering place for students, home of some of Nazareth's fitness facilities, and houses many Student Experience offices.

  • Partners For Learning – The national award-winning Partners for Learning program engages Nazareth students in partnerships with the children, teachers, and staff of six urban sites: School #9, School #42, School #46, the Discovery Charter School, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester, and Nativity Preparatory Academy.

  • Senior Week Class of 2024 - Let’s send the class of 2024 off in style! All money raised will support Student Engagement events and activities during commencement week for the Class of 2024!
  • SPARK Grants   Students Pursuing Academic and Real-world Knowledge (SPARK) grants help cover undergraduate student costs for an unpaid or underpaid summer internship, summer research, or an international experience any time of the year.

  • Student Emergency Fund - Provide immediate support for students facing hardships. Your support will help students purchase textbooks or software for their courses, and provides assistance with food, rent, and transportation, in addition to meeting students' other basic needs.

  • Student Financial Aid Fund  Tuition only covers 70% of a Nazareth education, and 100% of Nazareth students receive financial aid. Nazareth is committed to providing access to students with financial need by awarding more than $42 million in grant/scholarship assistance annually.
  • Student Life Fund  Life at Nazareth is more than classes. 60+ clubs and organizations enhance the Naz experience — from the Math and Marketing Clubs to the Environmental Sustainability Club or the Oak Tree Program, which manages an on-campus food pantry for students in need.

  • Undergraduate Association  The Undergraduate Association is Nazareth College's student government, which provides funds, information, and other resources for the purposes of encouraging student involvement and empowering students to pursue their own interests.

  • Weider Community Engagement Office We know that Nazareth students are justice-seekers. They see inequities in the world and want to do something about them. The Weider Community Engagement Office is a mechanism for students to do that work, to find their places to engage, to understand their power to be changemakers.

  • Well-Being Collective Seeing urgent and critical mental health needs for students nationwide, Nazareth University has expanded its commitment to support students’ mental health and wellness and to enhance suicide prevention.
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Experiential Learning
Nazareth students engage in a wide array of Experiential Learning opportunities. Ranging from research opportunities, internships, study abroad, and community engaged learning. When we get 50 gifts to any of our Student Support funds we will unlock $10,000 from a generous Nazareth donor.
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