Why support SMU

Setting up success

SMU Volleyball built a solid foundation for the 2022–2023 season thanks to SMU Giving Day funds – and went on to become conference champs.

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Supporting students in the classroom and beyond

This SMU Giving Day, help students achieve academic success by giving to the Opportunity SMU fund.

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Paul Layne ’76

Keeping the spirit

Donations to the Paul Layne 542 Endowed Fund for Spirit Programs honor the memory of an SMU superfan.

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Powerful Community

Over 10 years, the Hispanic Alumni of SMU Board has raised more than $250,000 in scholarship funds that do more than help cover the cost of tuition. They empower the next generation of Mustangs to become confident world changers who pursue their dreams.

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Dallas Hall fountain

Strengths and struggles

A pillar of the SMU Ignited campaign is to empower outstanding students regardless of their financial means and make the SMU experience possible for all high-achieving, future world changers. In addition to funding scholarships that help alleviate economic barriers, the University seeks to promote academic and social success among students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

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Mohammed and Wilkie

Students who light up the world

Mustangs are acting on their dreams and influencing change, taking their purposeful ventures beyond the Hilltop. From cancer research in Dallas to sustainable energy in Gambia and medical access in Rwanda, here are three stories that illuminate how these notable SMU alumni and soon-to-be alum achieved impressive accomplishments before graduation.

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