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  • 35th Anniversary Celebration
    You and your guests are cordially invited to the 35th Anniversary Celebration of Friends of the Humanities Spring Luncheon/Annual Meeting Friday, May 3, 2024 11:00-1:00 The Petroleum Club of Lafayette. Click for more…

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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!