shattering expectations

The College of Liberal Arts is dedicated to advancing society. We find answers in the wisdom of the past, the data of the now, and in the elevation of the human condition. Together we are shattering expectations of what a liberal arts college can be.

Creating the Change Agents of Today

  • “It was a chant, and a slogan, and I argue that it’s a politics—it’s an identity.”

  • Alum James Cho found the UMN technical writing program created a road to success.

  • “By working with people, presenting plays… we were part of the international and artistic movement to stop the war.”

  • Professor Ann Waltner helps theater companies tell it like it was.

  • We are preparing the next generation of global citizens.

of our $150 million dollar goal

Together, We're Building Something Special

We've launched Shattering Expectations, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to transform CLA into a destination college by advancing research and creative excellence, elevating the student experience, and building bridges between campus and community.

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