- Spring ’23 Luncheon and Annual MeetingFriday, May 5 from 11am-7pm at The Petroleum Club of Lafayette. Buffet lunch with special guest speech by the Dean of the College of the Arts. Click here for more details.
- A letter of thanks from our community.Dear Friends, Friends of the Humanities had an active year of learning, touring and socializing, and, most importantly, supporting Interdisciplinary Humanities at ULL. Grants awarded for Spring…
- Updated 2023 membership form (we now accept cards!)We are happy to announce that we now accept debit and credit cards to pay membership dues! Click here to access the updated form!
- Your contributions have made a big impact: Fall ’23 Awards announcedEvery semester, Friends of the Humanities provides humanities professors at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with grants. Your contributions have empowered them to give their students possibilities that would not otherwise be possible. Here’s how donations from our members have made an impact.
Who We Are
Over our 31-year history, the Friends of the Humanities have provided in excess of $500,000 for grants and other financial support to the Humanities programs of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette President, noted in his Fall 2019 address to faculty and staff, “UL Lafayette remains dependent on self-generated revenue following nearly a decade of state cuts to higher education funding. During the 2008-09 fiscal year, the University received 66 percent of its revenue from the State; in 2018-19, it received 27 percent.” The need to support the Friends’ chosen academic field, the Humanities, is greater today than it has ever been.
Humanities comprise almost 50% of the core requirements for all UL Lafayette students including those studying engineering, business and technology. Dean Jordan Kellman stresses that “Humanities education offers the best preparation for personal and professional success in a complex and rapidly changing world.”
As a member of the Friends of the Humanities, you will enjoy a variety of perks, such as:
If you’d like to know more or apply, don’t hesitate to check out our Membership page!