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

  • Professor Jean O'Brien is the 2018 Dean's Medalist.

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

  • We are preparing the next generation of global citizens.

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

  • When CLA students get asked: What are you going to do with that degree? They will be ready.

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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