1. Why does SMU call?
Our students enjoy sharing their SMU calls to request alumni and parent
support for the annual needs of the University, it's schools, and
departments. Some of the most critical needs are scholarships, faculty
support, and campus operating costs.
2. Who is calling me?
Our students enjoy sharing their SMU experience with you and hearing about
your time on campus. Current SMU students make all calls from the Dallas
campus. We call undergraduate and graduate alumni of the University
and parents. Other campus organizations, such as the Mustang Club,
conduct separate calling campaigns.
3. When does SMU call?
We call on weeknight evenings and weekends. We do not call after 9:00
pm for any time zone. If you would like to schedule a call from a
student at a specific time, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
4. What if I do not want to receive any more calls
from SMU students?
Although our students enjoy speaking to you and greatly
appreciate your support, we realize you may not want to receive these types of
To request to be removed from our calling list, you can email
email@example.com or call 1-800-768-9996.
5. What if I keep missing the call, but want to make a
commitment to SMU?
Thank you, we appreciate your support of SMU! You
can make a credit card gift to SMU using our
online giving form or call 1-800-768-9996 to make a gift over the phone.
You can also email
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a phone call with a student at a specific time
What if I have a compliment or complaint about my phone call?
You can call 1-800-768-9996
email@example.com to communicate your experience directly to the SMU Annual
Giving Office. We greatly appreciate your feedback, it helps us to enhance our
program, that ultimately benefits SMU!
7. Is it safe to give my credit card information over
the phone to the SMU student?
Yes, it is safe and secure. The student will
enter your credit card information into our system, it will be processed by SMU
the next day. If you are concerned about giving your credit card information
over the phone, you can make your credit card payment through our secure
online giving form or you can make your contribution by check.
How can I be certain that the person calling is from SMU?
If you are concerned about a call you receive, please ask to speak to the
call center manager directly. You can also email
firstname.lastname@example.org to verify SMU is calling you. We will respond to your
email within 48 hours.
9. How can I make a gift?
There are several ways for you to make your gift to SMU:
- Make a credit card gift online now. Our online gift form is the easiest and quickest way to make your contribution! We currently accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover
and American Express.
- You can make a gift by simply writing a check payable to "SMU” and sending it to:
SMU Gift Administration
PO Box 223927
Dallas, TX 75222-9972
- You may also call SMU’s Office of Annual Giving at 1-800-768-9996.