Expectations for the University of Connecticut have never been higher. Over the past decade, UConn’s main and regional campuses have been transformed by state investment. Sophisticated labs and classrooms grace modern buildings across our campuses. Our faculty rivals that of top-ranked institutions, and applications for admission have increased dramatically. We are now ready to take the next step to strengthen opportunities for students and position UConn for prominence in our interconnected world. This is our moment to lift our University to new heights.
Our University. Our Moment. is the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in UConn’s history. We will raise support for education, research and outreach—UConn’s three-part mission. Our priorities are simple, yet essential: to grow the endowment to a level comparable to peer institutions, increase scholarships, support the faculty and enhance innovative programs at all campuses.
As the state’s land and sea grant institution, a key part of our mission is to improve the quality of life for Connecticut’s citizens. In our increasingly interconnected world, our mission also compels us to take a global perspective. This Web site describes just a few of the ways our faculty members and students are making a difference and illustrates how our academic plan, titled Our World, Our People, Our Future, will guide us by focusing on our core strengths: health and human behavior; the environment; and society, culture and the arts.
Our $600-million capital campaign gives us an extraordinary opportunity to reach our potential and make important contributions in fields such as stem cell research, alternative energy, teacher education and human rights. All of us—alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and students—have a stake in UConn’s future. Through Our University. Our Moment., we have the opportunity to fulfill the promise of UConn for future generations and give back for all that our University has given us. Please join us in supporting UConn.