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Launching change-makers for the world

Nicole Kalitsi, BA global studies '20, says her career-defining co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance would not have been possible without the support of the Lenfest Foundation

Philanthropic support enables career defining co-op for Nicole Kalitsi, BA global studies, ’20

Political Science major Jeremy D'Amico's co-op with Writers Room was one of 10 co-operative education opportunities funded in 2022 by the Dean’s Excellence Fund in the Drexel College of Arts and Sciences.

Political Science major Jeremy D'Amico's Writers Room co-op supported by the Dean’s Excellence Fund.

Meet Altine “Jojo” Elhassan, creative writing ’24, recipient of MFA scholarship for marginalized writers at Drexel
Meet Altine “Jojo” Elhassan, creative writing ’24, recipient of MFA scholarship for marginalized writers

Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences centers on a straightforward idea: that the most difficult, complicated and consequential problems we face in society—including climate change, political polarization and violent crime—involve both the natural world and the humans who live within it. We need expertise in STEM, the social sciences and the humanities to solve these problems. The College of Arts and Sciences is a leader in community-based learning, experiential learning, and civic engagement. Our immersive curricula—from politics to physics, English to biology, and history to mathematics—not only help students master these disciplines but teaches them to adeptly combine areas of knowledge to create solutions for today’s challenges.

We seek partners who share our passion and vision. Your investment in the College of Arts and Sciences will empower us to realize our most significant potential and put your stamp on future generations. Every gift—$5 or $50,000—profoundly and immediately impacts our students. Help shape the vision of our college by investing in Drexel’s intellectual foundation.

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Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences is grounded in the ideal that human progress and fulfillment lie at the intersection of art, science and industry. The College embraces society’s greatest challenges through boundless curiosity, focused research and continuous innovation. Our talented students, dedicated faculty and community partners collaborate across disciplines to make a real difference.


Dean’s Excellence Fund

Your investment in the College of Arts and Sciences ensures that all our majors—more than 2,500 students—benefit from strategic investments that advance CoAS’ mission to identify and address the challenges of our world through our research, teaching and community outreach. Administered by the Dean of the College, the Dean’s Excellence Fund ensures that essential support is available when and where needed.

Your gift may be used to support:

  • Community-Based Learning courses
  • Student programming
  • Research opportunities in our labs, writing centers and media facilities
  • Student fellowships
  • Improvement to our teaching and research facilities

Undergraduate Experience Fund

A gift to the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Experience Fund provides the essential resources our students need to advance in their academic careers and benefit from experiences outside the classroom. Your support helps our majors grow their skillset and confidence to become ambitious leaders, thinkers and changemakers without being deterred by the cost of these important extracurriculars.

Your gift may be used to support:

  • Registration or travel to academic conferences
  • Engagement in civic activities
  • Travel for study abroad
  • Off-campus research opportunities

Co-Op Opportunities Fund

Immersive cooperative education is a distinctive hallmark of a Drexel experience. The College of Arts and Sciences Co-op Opportunities Fund provides financial support to students who find unpaid or underpaid co-op positions with nonprofits or other worthy organizations, or for those who wish to complete a co-op abroad to widen their global perspectives. Co-ops have a direct impact on the growth of our students by providing an invaluable experience that is integral to their future success. Your support recognizes the importance of this hands-on, real-world experience for our students and empowers them to realize their greatest potential.

BRIDGE Program Fund

Established in 2021, the College of Arts and Sciences Build Relationships in Diverse Group Experiences (BRIDGE) Program seeks to enhance the success of underrepresented minority students by closing systemic gaps via extracurricular mentoring, networking, professional development and financial literacy education. Such programming cultivates a sense of community, increases retention and graduation rates, and prepares students to be future leaders.

Your gift to BRIDGE directly impacts the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) priorities.

Your gift may be used to support:

  • Student mentor stipends
  • Faculty advisor stipends
  • Activities and workshops
  • Transportation for fieldtrips
  • Guest speakers


If you’d like to support a department or center within the College of Arts and Sciences, please click on the “Make a Gift” button and choose “Select Another Area to Support”. You may also reach out to Emily Urban,, for more information.

Donations by check

It’s easy to show your support with a donation by check. Please make your check payable to Drexel University and mail it to:

Drexel University
PO Box 8215
Philadelphia, PA 19101-9684
Please write the area you’d like to support in the memo line

Give the Gift of Time — Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous ways to get involved as an alum of Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Please email Emily Urban,, for more information.

Meet Our Team

For questions, to create a scholarship, or to support a specific department, please contact a member of our College of Arts and Sciences Institutional Advancement team. Our team members work to develop and implement strategies for sustainable, long-term growth in unrestricted, restricted and endowed funds, as well as enhance the reach of alumni engagement. Drexel's Office of Institutional Advancement supports the University’s mission and strategic priorities by building and strengthening relationships with alumni, students, faculty, staff, civic leaders, friends, and foundation and corporate partners.

Learn more

Nikolas Kozel Alex Coll Emily Urban

Nikolas G. Kozel, MS '12, Assistant Vice President of Development, Institutional Advancement, Drexel University

Alex Coll, MS, Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Urban, PhD, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Development
College of Arts and Sciences