Alumni and Giving

Support the Department of Religious Studies

We are so grateful to have the generous support of our alumni, parents, students, and friends of the Department of Religious Studies. Your gifts enhance our program in so many ways, from student aid opportunities to special events to new projects, and more. Thank you for being our partner in changing the lives of current and future students.

Give now to the Department of Religious Studies

Making an online gift through the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, called MyIU, is quick, easy, and secure. You can make a one-time, multi-payment, or recurring gift. The drop-down box will enable you to select the gift accounts that support the areas of the department that align with your philanthropic interests.

Why I Give?

“It is always a pleasure to give to the Religious Studies program. I benefited from an excellent education in Religious Studies which I have seen grow through the years with additional classes and special presentations. My education led me to seminary and ordination into Christian ministry, with a full appreciation of all faith traditions, along with ten years of teaching in a community college and forty-five years of local church ministry. I give because I know the importance in providing for others as an investment in the future. It is vital to be aware of what religion means to people, and how its practice can shape the world for good or for evil. A strong liberal arts education is crucial. Giving financially to Religious Studies on my part may not be a huge amount as my husband and I give additionally to other schools, charities, and churches, but it is consistent. Consistency is a part of supportive stewardship, and I am a proud alumnus, happy to give!”

– Rev. Deborah Owen, B.A. 1977
Lead Minister, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, and Disciples of Christ Community Church, Champaign, IL

Stay Involved with the Department of Religious Studies

Locally or nationally, you can stay engaged with the department in these ways:

  • Host interns at your workplace
  • Mentor students
  • Follow us on social media
  • Attend departmental events
  • Share your expertise
  • Help build our geography alumni network
  • Provide a quote or success story for our website, signage, videos, etc.

Know alumni who are doing great work and/or service in their career? Nominate them for an Alumni Award.

Contact us to let us know how you would like to be engaged!