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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

A community of change-makers at Northern Arizona University

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) includes diverse academic programs living under our umbrella, each threaded together by a shared mission. This unique configuration of programs supports innovative, boundary crossing research and provides distinctive experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. 

Mission
We collaborate in inquiry and practice to in order to promote justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, sustainability, and human and community well-being as we build a shared sense of belonging. With student success as our central focus, our work produces critical insights about human societies, behavior, and communication that inform innovative approaches to solve and increase awareness about significant regional and global challenges.

Vision
SBS aspires to be a community of change-makers while supporting the strengths of students, staff, and faculty, and collaborating with communities through innovative teaching, scholarship and creative work, public engagement, and practice to further justice, diversity, inclusion, equity, sustainability, and human and community well-being.

NAU Giving Day is a great day to support the next generation of innovators! Looking for a way to make an impact? Here are some great options:  

  • SBS Deans Innovation Fund - This flexible fund helps SBS take advantage of unexpected opportunities throughout the academic year.   

  • Friends of SBS Faculty Fund - Exceptional faculty are at the center of SBS’s education mission. When you donate to this fund you will assist SBS faculty with travel costs, research expenses, and other support.   

  • SBS Summer Seminar Series Fund - Did you know that SBS offers a free six-week summertime lecture series that is open to the public? With support from donors, SBS is able to highlight faculty from around campus who engage in timely research and relevant discussions.   

  • WLH Peil Student Travel Award Fund support students enrolled in SBS who wish to attend conferences, participate in study abroad, or participate in internships and hands on experiences not available to students on the Flagstaff campus. 
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Alum Andy Parnell School of Communication Match
Andy Parnell 1997 School of Communication Alum will match all gifts to support the School of Communication up to $1,000. Make your gift go farther on NAU Giving Day.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Alumni Chapter Leaderboard
Are you a member of a NAU Alumni Chapter? Be sure to let us know during checkout so we can add your gift to the leaderboard tally. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS!
If you are a member of an NAU Alumni Chapter, please select your Chapter below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Flagstaff Chapter 61
2 Phoenix Chapter 24
3 Washington D.C. Chapter 6
4 Denver Chapter 5
5 Portland Chapter 5
6 Native American Chapter 5
7 San Diego Chapter 4
8 Boise Area (*not a chapter) 3
9 Yuma Chapter 2
10 Prescott Chapter 1
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Criminal Justice Schoalrship Match
The Russell Luder and Susan (Cantor) Luder Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship support students majoring in criminal justice or criminology. The Luders are matching all gifts to this scholarship up to $5,000. Give now and have twice the impact!
$1,060 MATCHED
Ended
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HR Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from HR staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
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ITS Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from ITS staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
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Match for SBS
Mary Louise and Larry Cleveland will match all donations to the SBS Dean’s Fund for Innovation up to $2,000. Make a gift now and see your impact doubled!
$1,205 MATCHED
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$1,000
NAU Foundation Board Challenge
Senior Vice President, Christy Farley, challenges the NAU Foundation Board! Once each member of the board makes a gift for NAU Giving Day, Christy will release her gift.
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$1,500
SBS Challenge
Karen Staley will release a gift of $1500 to support the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences once 15 gifts are made to any fund in SBS.
15 / 15 Gifts
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$1,500
School of Communication Challenge
Scott Kirkessner encourages you to donate to the School of Communication. He will unlock his $1,500 gift once 15 gifts are received. Give now and support Jacks!
15 / 15 Gifts
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UFBS (FIPA) Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from UFBS (FIPA) staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$7,050
Alumni Association Board We are Lumberjacks Challenge
Thank you Jacks for your support on Giving Day! 222 alumni made a gift and unlocked the Alumni Association Board Challenge. Your current Alumni Association Board and Past Presidents have made their gifts: Art Atonna; Kedren Dillard; Trina George; Alex Gutierrez; Heidi Hansen; Jana Harper; Melvin Hunter; Jimmy Jayne; Marquitta Lambert; Carmelle Malkovich; Joe Mead; Mary O'Driscoll; Kim Ott; Brandon Rivera; Nancy Serenbetz; Janet Sweigart; Maggie Thom; Wayne Watson; and Cathy Wylet. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS
222 / 222 Gifts
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CAPCOT Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from CAPCOT staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
Completed
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Enrollment Management Staff Match
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Anika Olsen, will match all Enrollment Management staff gifts up to $1,000 to any fund. Make a gift now and have twice the impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Human Resources Challenge
Do you work in Human Resources at NAU? If so, Vice President of Human Resources, Josh Mackey, challenges you. After 20 donors make a gift of any amount to any fund on campus, he will release his gift of $500 to support the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund. And if 30 HR staff make a donation, he will release a second gift of $500 to support the Staff Book Scholarship. Make a gift now and help unlock Josh’s gifts!
30 / 30 Gifts
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Justice Innovation Fund Match
A generous donor will match gifts to the Criminology Criminal Justice Innovation Fund up to $1,000.
$105 MATCHED
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Match for Tom Knights Visual Communication Scholarship
The Tom Knights Visual Communication Schoalrship fund provides financial assistance to visual communication majors with demonstrated and unmet financial challenges. Make your gift now and it will be matched up to $2,500. Go Jacks!
$495 MATCHED
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President’s Staff Challenge
President José Luis Cruz Rivera is challenging faculty and staff to get involved on Giving Day. He will personally deliver donuts and coffee to the department that has the highest percentage of participation. Give now and help your department win this special treat! (Results will be tallied Friday 4/15 to account for payroll deductions.)
Your gift may help unlock a match or challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 61
2 COE 55
3 SBS 54
4 CEFNS 38
5 Advancement and Foundation 35
6 ITS 33
7 HR 30
8 CAPCOT 28
9 CHHS 27
10 Enrollment Management 27
11 CEIAS 23
12 University Marketing 21
13 UFBS (FIPA) 19
14 FCB 16
15 CAL 14
16 Athletics 8
17 ONAI/OISS 4
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SBS Dean Match
SBS Interim Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger is matching all gifts up to $1,000 with a personal gift to fund innovative and impactful student success and learning initiatives for students within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Give now and have twice the impact!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$50,000
The Harrison Batey Lumberjack Challenge
Hey Lumberjacks, make a gift to support the fund that matters most to you at NAU and watch your donation go further! Rebecca Harrison Batey, ’73, challenges you to show your Lumberjack spirit. As soon as the Giving Day thermometer hits $50,000, Rebecca will release her $50,000 gift to support the College of Education. Give now and show the world the impact Jacks can have together.
$50,000 / $50,000 Raised
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University Marketing Staff Match
Do you work in University Marketing? If so, Chief Marketing Officer, Harlan Teller, will match your gift up to $500! Give now to the cause at NAU most important to you and Harlan will help you double your impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$500 MATCHED
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