College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Ways To Support

The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences is committed to educational engagement through theory and practice, which enables our students to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the human condition, diverse cultures and values, the natural world, and their own communities. Students graduate prepared to be ethical and productive individuals, effective citizens, and informed leaders in a global society. As Cal State East Bay’s largest college, CLASS has 17 departments and offers 30 degree programs. 

For questions or more information on ways to give, contact us.

You can support the College of College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and its students by making a donation to a departmental scholarship fund, the college itself or one of its seventeen departments.

CLASS Programs

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CLASS Dean’s Student Success Fund

CLASS Dean’s Student Success Fund provides support to students in all undergraduate and graduate majors in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. The new fund will provide support in two areas: Student Research Experiences and Student Community Engagement. Gifts will help promote hands-on experiences by allowing students to work on research projects and with those who are engaged in community organizations or service in their coursework.

Contact Us

Jen Ripley, Director of Development for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, is pleased to help you identify how you can make a difference for our students. 

There are many ways to make your gift, including through gifts of stocks, gifts-in-kind and planned gifts. Plus, our students from the Pioneer Calling program reach out to alumni and friends each semester. 


Phone: 510-885-4035