College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is addressing humanity’s deepest needs

SBS spans the sciences and humanities. Our students and faculty explore what it means to be human in the 21st century through topics including anthropology, sociology, consciousness studies and American Indian studies. In all we do, we’re guided by our belief that collaboration among people with different perspectives, values and backgrounds enhances possibilities for learning and positive social impact.

Your support helps us recruit and retain internationally renowned faculty members. Not only do our students benefit, community members can as well through a wide variety of public lectures, panels and events throughout the year. Your gifts also ensure students in every SBS discipline graduate with hands-on experience.


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“In the College of SBS, we are focused on transformation and making a difference in society. Your gift will help us advance our goals of providing our students with the skill necessary to thrive in fulfilling careers, producing research that advances solutions to social problems, and working with the community to build bridges between theory and practice. Thank you for your generosity!"

– Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger

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Gifts to the SBS Dean's Innovation Circle Fund improve the student experience by funding important needs such as travel to conferences and student publications. Your support also helps us serve the community through outreach programs like the Tucson Poverty Project. 


Dean's Innovation Fund

The money raised in the Innovation Circle supports the Dean's Innovation Fund, which in turn provides needed support for students, faculty research, and teaching awards.

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SBS Student Completion Fund

Help students who are financially struggling by paying off small past due balances so they can enroll in classes and graduate on time. 

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SBS General Scholarship Fund

We offer 150 undergraduate scholarships each year, but with more than 6,000 students, there is so much more we can do. Your support will help as many deserving students as possible. 

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SBS Faculty Research Fund

Support SBS innovative faculty research. SBS faculty discovered the oldest Maya monument, research the impact of Arizona voting on national and local elections, revitalize Native American languages, study health communication, help to decrease poverty in Tucson and across the world, and lead research on the transformative potential of agrivoltaics (growing crops under solar panels).

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