Founders Day- Social Science

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

Goal: 3,000

Criminal Justice

This Founders’ Day, you can help the Criminal Justice Department 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 persuasive and rhetorical skills – skills essential to a law career.   
  • Support a student trip to London to study at the English Foundations of American Law. American law derives from the English common law system, so students have the opportunity to explore its origins in situ.

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 Benedictine liberal arts tradition, the Psychology Department expands students’ cumulative knowledge base and understanding of psychological methods within an integrated, ethical framework.

Your support enables us to continue in our mission 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 with psychological science applications in order to promote human welfare.

When you make a gift to the Psychology Department today, you 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 helps to train the next generation of ethical psychologists. Make a gift today to the Psychology Department by using the secure form below!


The world needs more professionals with a solid background in government and political philosophy, and the Politics Department continues to develop dynamic programs to meet those needs. Currently, the department hosts the Abbey Political Thought Society which brings speakers to campus, encourages politically relevant discussions, and hosts fun events for election night or the State of the Union. This year Politics added an International Relations minor and started a Model U.N. team. The department plans to continue sending students to regional Moot Court competitions and traveling to DC every semester to access exclusive tours, meet with politicians, and network with International Relations professors based in DC. Politics would love to have the funds to travel to more conferences and competitions, host more events, and support continued faculty development.

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

  • Bring in relevant and prestigious speakers to enrich the Abbey Political Thought Society
  • Offer students the chance to attend and present at conferences honing their professional skills and making connections with others in their field
  • Send students to Washington DC to meet with politicians, tour the capitol, and bring their learning directly into the world of American politics.

Make a Gift to the Social Science Departments Today!

And, as a special thank you for a donation of $25 or more during the Founders’ Day Challenge, we will send you a Tiny Saint Benedict keychain as well as a bracelet featuring Saint Benedict’s medal.

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