Founders Day- Social Science

Promote Studying Human Welfare from a Christian Perspective by supporting the Social Science Departments

Goal: 6,000

Criminal Justice

This Founders’ Day, The Criminal Justice Department is fundraising to offer real world experience for our future law professionals. 

When you make a gift to the Criminal Justice Department today, your gift will provide the necessary support to:

  • Send our students to a National Mock Trial Competition. This competition will sharpen the students presentation and argument skills – skills that are needed in a law career.   
  • Support a student trip to London to study at the English Foundations of American Law. American law derived from the common law system of English law, thus students will get to learn law from its source.

These experiences are critical to our aspiring law professionals. Make a gift today to the Criminal Justice Department by using the secure form below!


In accordance with the Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts traditions, the Psychology Department supports students’ learning of the cumulative knowledge base and methods central to psychology within a framework of ethical principles and integration of knowledge.

Our commitment is to educate the whole student effectively, integrating the intellectual, behavioral, spiritual, and emotional aspects inherent in the scientific study of behavior, mental processes, and emotion, and the application of psychological science to the promotion of human welfare.

When you make a gift to the Psychology Department today, your gift will provide the necessary support to:

  • Fund further conference travel for psychology students (South Eastern Psychological Association, Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Central Carolina Conference of Psychology)
  • Purchase additional resources for classroom instruction, particularly brain and nervous system models

Your gift supports the training of next generation of ethical psychologists that is so desperately needed. Make a gift today to the Psychology Department by using the secure form below!

Government & Political Philosophy

The world needs more professionals with a solid background in political philosophy, and the Politics Department is developing new and exciting programs to meet those needs. Currently, the Politics Department runs The Forum for Political Thought which leads politically relevant discussions. Next semester they are adding new and exciting classes for students seeking to deepen their understanding of government and political philosophy.

When you make a gift to the Politics Department today, your gift will provide the necessary support to:

  • Bring in relevant and prestigious speakers to enrich The Forum for Political Thought.
  • Offer students the chancto attend and present at conferences so that they can hone their professional skills and make connections with others in their field.
  • Send students taking the US Congress course to Washington DC to meet with our congressman, tour the capitol, and take their learning out of the textbooks and into real life.

Make a Gift to the Social Science Departments Today!

And, as a special thank you during the Founders’ Day Challenge, each donation of $5 or more will get a Tiny Saint Benedict Keychain!

Recent Donations

“The professors in the criminal justice department make the major not only challenging but also fun. They teach from their own experience and push me to realize my full potential as a student. They strive to educate the mind and soul so that we are ready for the real world after graduation.”

Katherine Nelville

Katherine Nelville

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my education here. The psychology program here has helped me grow, not only on an academic level, but on a personal and spiritual level. It allowed me to integrate my Faith into my schooling, especially in a typically heavily secularized major. I am deeply happy with the psychology faculty and owe my success to their dedication to Belmont Abbey College.”

James Gilday

James Gilday

“As a psychology major, I have gotten to receive expert guidance from professionals of varied backgrounds who use their knowledge and experience from research and applied clinical work to engage with us students on a relatable yet challenging level. I particularly appreciate how the diversity in specialties within the faculty allow for a student with specific interests to find someone to guide them in their passions.”

Genevieve Calvino

Genevieve Calvino