Enrich Teaching and Learning

A primary objective of Viking Bold will be to enrich the teaching and learning that happens on campus through several major initiatives:

Student Support

Augustana continues to attract outstanding young people who will become their generation's leaders in the fields of education, health care, law, business, church ministry and social service. Financial support is a major factor in a prospective student's decision to enroll at Augustana.

  • Our Student Success Center will house distinctive programs to help all students achieve their full potential. The Center will be home to academic support programs, career counseling, internship and job placement, avenues for vocational discernment, and other proactive services to help students transition from high school to college to life.
  • Today, nearly half of Augustana students study abroad. Our International Programs focus has grown dramatically over the years to serve domestic students as well as those who enroll at the University from other countries. Gifts given to support these programs provide direct assistance to students in the form of financial support and course subsidies.
  • We seek to grow the University's Endowment, increasing the stable base of funding that awards scholarships and financial aid to students based on their academic performance, need, and/or special talent in leadership, the arts and athletics.

Faculty Support & Academic Programming

Recognizing the centrality of the academic program to the mission of Augustana, we seek investments for endowed faculty chairs and professorships, innovative and entrepreneurial course offerings, and advanced equipment and resources. We desire to enable our great professors to sustain and expand their scholarship and research activities to involve more students, and provide them with the resources of time, classroom and laboratory support, and other assistance to do so.

Recruiting, retaining and developing our faculty is critical to Augustana's future. We must continue to secure the resources that will enhance innovative teaching, student engagement, and scholarly research for campus-based instruction as well as experiential learning.

Contact us at development@augie.edu to invest in Viking Bold. We're grateful for your support.