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Support Your Passion

Decide where your donation goes

If you have specific ideas on where you want your giving to go, you can designate a college, school or other deserving recipient at SFA.

Review the options below to see where you can designate your gift. Contact us if you have any further questions.

Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Watch a message from Dean Hans M. Williams, PhD:

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture maintains excellence in teaching, research and outreach to enhance the health and vitality of the environment through sustainable management, conservation, and protection of our forests and natural resources.

In the educational program, students receive classroom and field-based experiences to prepare them for their professional careers. Academic courses provide learning opportunities that encourage and inspire students to approach forest resource, social and environmental issues in a critical yet creative manner, identify and analyze key elements, and articulate ethical solutions.

Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts

Watch a message from Dean Gary Wurtz, DMA:

The Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts activities are centered around discipline-specific study and inter-disciplinary collaboration in preparing students for careers in the visual and performing arts. The College strives to provide appropriate professional preparation to students aspiring to careers in the visual and performing arts as well as provide relevant educational experiences in the arts for the general university student who may elect courses within the College for the purpose of expanding and enriching his/her experience. 

We also provide comprehensive and quality visual and performing art experiences for the University and East Texas community. The College is home to the School of Art, School of Music and the School of Theatre.

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

Watch a message from Dean Dustin Knepp, PhD:

The College of Liberal and Applied Arts is, in many ways, the heart of an SFA education because it teaches all students at the university how to write, speak and think critically. As the American Association of State Colleges and Universities concluded, a liberal arts education is even more relevant today than in years past. A liberal arts education is the road to success in today’s competitive job market. Apple founder Steve Jobs said, “Technology alone is not enough – it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our heart sing.” The College of Liberal and Applied Arts is committed to providing an education designed for the 21st century.

The College comprises 10 academic departments: English; Government; History; Languages, Cultures and Communication; Mass Communication; Military Science; Multidisciplinary Programs; Psychology; Social Work; and Social Analysis. Together, these disciplines constitute the humanities and social sciences or, simply, the liberal arts. 

Our undergraduate degrees are typically just the first step in our students’ higher education. After all, more Fortune 500 CEOs earned their undergraduate degrees in liberal arts than in all other degree fields combined. A liberal arts degree leads to a career, not just a job. In a survey of our College’s alumni, 88 percent reported being highly satisfied with the preparation for employment they received. A high level of satisfaction is reported by current students as well, with 77 percent expressing contentment with their academic major. Few colleges in the nation receive such high praise. To us, students matter above all else.

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Watch a message from Dean Kimberly M. Childs, PhD:

The College of Sciences and Mathematics contributes to the education of all students through the presentation of fundamental concepts and methods of science and mathematics. The College also provides the counseling and fundamental education required for professional programs in health and engineering sciences and for professional studies and careers of a scientific or mathematical nature. 

The College is home to ten academic departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Math and Statistics, the School of Nursing, Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, Pre-Health and Natural Sciences.

James I. Perkins College of Education

Watch a message from Dean Judy A. Abbott, PhD:

The James I. Perkins College of Education is home to the School of Human Sciences and the departments of Elementary Education, Human Services, Kinesiology and Health Science, and Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. We offer 27 undergraduate/graduate degree programs and 45 educator certifications.

The College of Education is committed to proactively recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Through open dialogue, mutual respect, and shared responsibility, faculty, staff, and students will demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to ethnicity, race, gender, differing ability levels, culture, language/dialect, age, social class, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, and spiritual values in order to enhance the quality of life in a diverse, global community. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Perkins College of Education.

Nelson Rusche College of Business

Watch a message from Dean Timothy O. Bisping, PhD:

Officially established as a school in 1968, the Nelson Rusche College of Business enrolls about 1,500 majors from four academic departments. The College also provides a student-focused learning environment where quality students and respected faculty interact to develop knowledge and skills relevant for success in a changing business climate. 

We are proud to say that Business majors now account for about 12 percent of the university student population, and that all degrees are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


Lessons learned in pursuit of athletic accomplishments can be applied to all of life's arenas. Student athletes at Stephen F. Austin State University uphold a longstanding tradition of excellence on the playing field, in the classroom and in our community. Your gift to SFA Athletics supports the scholarships that allow student athletes to compete in their chosen sports, while providing resources that will help them develop leadership skills to apply to their academic paths and throughout their professional lives.

Other opportunities

There are many other designated areas to choose when donating, they include but are not limited to:

  • Graduate School
  • The School of Honors
  • Ralph W. Steen Library
  • Student Affairs

Contact a development officer for more information.


Office of Development

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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6092, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Do you have questions or need more information? Contact an SFA Development Officer today at 936.468.5406.