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SMU Human Rights educates people on how to implement practical, creative, and inclusive solutions to critical problems.

Since 2006, hundreds of human rights alumni have found success along many career paths - as doctors, lawyers, artists, nonprofit leaders, government officials, scientists, engineers, counselors, ministers, researchers, and more. These individuals learned how to make positive change as students in our cutting-edge leadership training and community innovation initiatives.

Opportunities exist for donors to contribute to a pooled endowment or to provide operational funding. Endowed gifts may be pledged over several years and named starting at the $100,000 level. Operational gifts can be directed toward specific purposes such as staff positions, student fellowships, lecture fees, conference expenses, and trip scholarships.

Will you #DemandDignity with us?

Make a gift today!

  • Select "Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences" > "School Wide" > "SMU Human Rights Program"
  • Or contact Dedman College Director of Development Clayton Ellis at 214-768-9202 or

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