University College’s commitment to the part-time student hasn’t changed for more than 100 years, but the financial world of higher education has.

We want to provide every student the scholarship support they need. Regrettably, our scholarship funds fall far short of the student need. Almost all of our students need financial aid or the support of their employer in order to obtain a college education.

Your gift will enable University College to enhance program offerings, upgrade facilities, test new initiatives and courses, and expand student services. We count on our alumni and friends to help our students achieve their goals.

University College Online Giving Form

Other Ways to Support University College

Scholarship Support

Whatever your interest or financial ability, you’ll find a giving opportunity to suit you. Make a difference in someone’s life today. Help them complete their education without adding to their financial burden. Scholarships never go out of style! Donations to UC Scholarships can be made through the University College Online Giving Form.

Capital Needs & Naming Opportunities

The ultimate gift to University College would be a gift to name the College. This not only brings distinction to the donor, it brings needed resources to the College. Whether expanding online classes or fulfilling the promise of the programs described above, developing innovative class formats—like Winterlude and MAYmester (compact courses completed in the two weeks following the end of the winter and spring terms)—or creating new scholarship opportunities for our adult population, a naming gift opens up possibilities. As the economic base shifts, as global uncertainties grow, one thing remains constant: education becomes increasingly valuable. Contact Jim Gaffe, UC Director of Administration at 315.443.3253 or

Planned Giving

Need a solution for appreciated assets or a simple tax deduction? Here are some questions to answer:

  • Do you want to reduce gift and inheritance taxes on assets you pass on to your children/grandchildren?
  • Do you want to maximize your heirs’ inheritance while benefiting UC/SU?
  • Do you want to give all or a percent of your residence or farm to UC/SU, while retaining life use?
  • Do you want to make a large gift to UC/SU with little cost?

By taking advantage of one of the many planned giving vehicles available today, you can achieve benefits from the transfer of assets to UC and create an income stream for the rest of your life! If you want more information about gift planning in general or to discuss a gift arrangement tailored to your needs, visit the Syracuse University Planned Giving  web site.

Not all of us are in a position to take advantage of opportunities to make large gifts, but every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference and is tax deductible. Through a bequest in your will, be it stock, property, life insurance, a trust, or other planned vehicle, you can benefit University College and our students in the future and experience the pleasure and satisfaction of acknowledging that contribution now. Let us begin the process together.

Eta Pi Upsilon Endowment Fund

n 1966, Eleanor Harvith Gannon, spokesperson for the Class of 1923, contributed the original $1,000 to endow a “memorial fund” which established the tradition of gifts honoring deceased Eta Pi sisters. The Memorial Fund became the foundation of the Eta Pi Upsilon Endowed Scholarship Fund, which is the largest provider of scholarships to University College. Each year, Eta Pi awards more than 20 scholarships to women who are earning a degree often while working, raising families, or caring for aging family members at the same time. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates annually based on academic distinction and financial need. Eta Pi Upsilon scholars are recognized at an annual reunion luncheon, where they share moving stories of determination and triumph in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. As more and more alumnae and their guests heard the women’s stories, they increased donations to the scholarship fund, along with generous contributions from Eta Pi alumnae. At the 100th anniversary of Eta Pi’s founding, the board initiated a three-year campaign to add $100,000 to the endowment fund. Members enthusiastically responded, and the number of scholarships awarded annually grew from six in 1996 to eight in 1998 to more than 25 in 2008, thanks to an endowment now valued at more than $1.6 million. To date, University College women have received 345 Eta Pi Upsilon scholarships.

Learn More About the Eta Pi Upsilon Endowment Fund Here