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    Friends of the Humanities
    Supporting the humanities
    in our community.
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    Service to the University
    We support humanities projects
    with grants for UL professors.
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    Learn and Socialize
    Membership gives you access to
    social events and educational opportunities.

Supporting the Humanities

Friends of the Humanities is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to provide support to the interdisciplinary humanities programs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and to encourage life-long learning experiences for its members.

Ongoing Support

  • Founding patron of the Ernest Gaines Center
  • Established the Humanities Resource Center in Griffin Hall
  • Established an Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at UL in 1997
  • Funds the annual Darrell Bourque Award for the Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
  • Funds the Mathe Allain Fellowship each semester to assist Humanities faculty in course enhancement
  • Provides grants each semester for instructional materials in humanities classrooms
  • Established and funds the Gloria Fiero Lecture Series
  • Honors the Friends of the Humanities Founders’ Award


"Friends of the Humanities have made a bigger difference in the humanities at UL Lafayette over the past three decades than any other group or organization."

Jordan Kellman
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

“Our faculty and programs have benefited from the scholarships and grants from The Friends. We are indebted to them for their support."

H. Gordon Brooks II,
FAIA Dean, College of the Arts

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