College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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, compassion 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.

“Here at the ‘People College,’ we’re constantly seeking innovative ways to better our programs and the student and community experience. Thank you for bringing those ambitions to life with your generous support.”

– Dean John Paul Jones III

Gifts to the College of SBS Annual Giving 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. 

Some of Our Top Priorities

Dean's Fund for Excellence

Provide flexible support to allow students and faculty to examine the biggest questions facing humanity.

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Community School & Garden Program

This program links academic programs to the community, connecting student interns to elementary school students learn as they plant school gardens.

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Raul H. and Patricia M. Castro Center for Border Studies

Help create a space in Nogales for housing our border studies and outreach programs to benefit both the University of Arizona and the Ambos Nogales community.

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Tucson Poverty Project

This workshop helps local government and nonprofit organizations better understand the causes and consequences of poverty in Tucson. 

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