Giving Opportunities, Comparative Literature Program

Consider supporting Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara, a thriving interdepartmental program for independent minds and innovative thinkers whose work provides unique insights into world literatures and cultures. Your gift will assist us in enhancing the creative multilingual environment we strive to offer our undergraduate and graduate students as they study literature, language, history, art, media, gender, and religion across cultures and national boundaries. Your gift makes it possible for us to invite renowned scholars, writers and artists, attract more first-rate graduate students and support excellent programs in foreign literatures, interdisciplinary and translation studies.

1. Our Comparative Literature Society, which is geared toward supporting a community of undergraduate majors interested in our field, will greatly benefit from your gift as CLS works to develop extracurricular events and fellowships to travel and study in a situation of "immersion."
2. Your gift in support of Graduate Fellowships helps us compete with other institutions and recruit more graduate students of outstanding caliber from California, out of state and international locations. In an effort to maintain the highest standards of research and instruction, we have made the support of students one of our most important goals.
3. We also value Faculty Support. Endowed chairs and visiting professorships give enormous visibility to our program. Your support will enhance research opportunities and instructional development for both in-house and visiting faculty.

Ways to Give

Each gift to Comparative Literature can be designed to coincide with the donor's interests, to achieve the donor's vision and goals while meeting the mission and the highest priority needs of the Program, as listed above. In making a gift to Comparative Literature, each donor may express his or her wish to designate a gift to any priority area within the Program. You can always specify how your funds should be utilized within our program.

Donations can be made online, via mail, or by phone and can be used in any of the categories pertaining to: 1) the Comparative Literature Society; 2) Graduate Fellowships; 4) Faculty Support. Or a general gift in support of our excellence and educational mission.  

For further information regarding gift opportunities to support Comparative Literature, please write or call:
Julie Weiner, Director of Development: 805-893-3922; email:
Jane Ferry, Development Analyst: 805-893-4404; email:

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We look forward to meeting your philanthropic goals.