Upcoming Events

  • Natchitoches Bus Trip
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 10:00am
    Shopping, Touring, Viewing the Riverside Christmas Lights
    Departure at 10:00am
    Viewing of Lights at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    Estimated Return Time: 10:00pm
    RSVP here
  • New Orleans Notre Dame Exhibition
    Thursday, March 2 @ 7:30am Augmented Reality overview of the history of Notre Dame Departure from Lafayette @ 7:30am Leave from New Orleans @ 2:00pm RSVP here
  • Free Hilliard Art Museum Tour
    Friday, March 31 @ 11am Hilliard University Art Museum Group will tour 3 exhibits and the FlexSpace RSVP required, more information here

Recent News

  • Jazz With Friends 2023
    RSVP required, click for more details. Sunday, April 23 from 4pm-7pm at Don’s Specialty Meat Market in Scott.
  • Friends Funds Travel for Creative Writer
    Two special conferences focused on the Creative Writing program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were fortunately funded by the Friends of Humanities’ travel grants. These…
  • UL Faculty Receive Travel Grants
    College of Liberal Arts faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently received grant funding for travel expenditures. The funding aided in travel costs and registration…

Who We Are

Produced by the UL Lafayette Moving Image Arts Department

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!