The liberal arts and sciences are the essence of higher education, and the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has long played a vital role in the university’s mission of education, research, and service. CLAS is the oldest and largest UI college with nearly 40 departments and schools—and more than 15 interdisciplinary programs—that prepare students for successful careers, fulfilling lives, and service to their communities.

Four out of five UI undergraduates are CLAS students, and every student takes key foundational and elective courses in the college. Here, guided by world-class faculty, students learn to communicate, reason, inquire, and understand across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. They become the critical problem solvers, innovative thinkers, masterful communicators, and culturally competent leaders valued by today’s employers.

Today, CLAS seeks private support to sustain and strengthen the people, programs, and facilities that will help lead the college in the future.


Honor Clubs

Because annual support at every level is crucial to maintaining the quality of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences's departments and programs, CLAS has established honor clubs to recognize individuals and organizations who provide generous annual support of $1,000 or more to any department or program of the college.

Level Gift Amount
Dean's Club Patrons Circle $2,500 and above
Dean's Club $1,000 to $2,499

Members of the Dean's Club are invited to special events and receive special correspondence from the dean. Most important, they receive the sincere appreciation of the dean and the college's students, faculty, and staff.

In addition to this recognition by the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UI Center for Advancement has a variety of recognition programs to thank our generous contributors. Learn more about university-wide honor clubs.

For more information, please contact the Foundation at the Levitt Center for University Advancement, 1 West Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52244, (800) 648-6973 or (319) 335-3305.