College of Social Sciences

College of Social Sciences graduates lead companies, serve the needy in our neighborhoods, counsel the mentally ill, champion our human rights and uphold and improve the laws governing our citizens and our communities. Our grads make important contributions in meaningful and humane ways because that’s exactly what a social sciences education trains people to do.

We constantly work to enhance the student experience so they will succeed now and in the future. Recent accomplishments that will help us reach this goal include that we:

  • Established the first ever endowed professorship in the college with a $1,000,000 gift to the Department of Urban & Regional Planning.
  • Held the inaugural Human Rights Institute Lecture Series that included topics covering black feminism and socialism, with a keynote address from Dr. Angela Davis.

There is so much more that we want to do, such as:

  • Raise funds to start the Department of Urban & Regional Planning's "Studio on the Street" community engagement location in downtown San José.
  • Establish an endowment fund for the Institute for the Institute for the Society of Sport, Society, and Social Change to help further its research and dialogue on athlete activism and the influence of sports in effecting positive social change.

If what we do matters to you, please invest in our college and our students. Your gift ensures that we continue our mission of delivering a high-quality education to more than 4,000 students each year. Please give to the College of Social Sciences today.

Thank you,

Walter Jacobs, Dean
College of Social Sciences


Find out more:
Evan Smallwood
Director of Development, College of Social Studies