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Students celebrating at 2015 Graduation Ceremony

Why Give? Please Enlighten Me.

Top Reasons to Support ODU

  1. ODU is a cause worth supporting

    You are a member of the Monarch Nation! As a graduating senior, you have not only had access to a quality education, you have made life-long friends, met faculty that served as mentors and created memories that can never be replaced. This is your chance to pass on that opportunity to others.

  2. It’s only right to pay it forward.

    Throughout your experience here at ODU, alumni, faculty and friends of the University have provided the finances to provide academic buildings, social spaces, equipment and scholarships here at ODU. Now that you are graduating, it's your turn to help someone coming behind you on their quest for a quality ODU education.

  3. To help secure your investment.

    Giving to ODU provides resources for ODU to grow improve and compete with other universities, which increases the value of YOUR ODU degree.

  4. State funding is down and tuition is up.

    Since 2009, the funds ODU receives from the state have reduced, putting more financial strain on ODU and you! Your gift can help make up the difference ensuring that ODU is still able to offer students:

    • One of the most affordable tuition rates in Virginia
    • State of the art educational facilities to provide a top notch education
    • Resources and facilities to maintain a high quality of life for our Monarchs
  5. It takes a village.

    If we all do our part, we can ensure that every student who wants an ODU education will have the financial support to make that dream a reality.



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