The School of Social Sciences Access and Opportunity Gift Fund

The School of Social Sciences Access and Opportunity Gift Fund

In honor of the school’s 40th Anniversary, the twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate alumni leaders that serve on the Dean’s Social Science Advisory Board will match gifts dollar for dollar made to the SOSS Access and Opportunity Fund during the 24-Hour Challenge, up to $40,000.

Every social sciences student deserves to explore the full range of experiences and opportunities available through the school. Interim Dean, Susan McIntosh, created the Social Sciences Access and Opportunity Gift Fund. “to ensure that low-resourced undergraduate and graduate students have access to the full range of course-based experiential and research opportunities provided by the school – to attend archaeological field school in sub-Sahara Africa, to complete a finance practicum at a Houston company or present a research paper at an international conference.

Doyle Arnold, chair of the Social Science Advisory Board shared, “the alumni leaders that serve on the advisory board issued a Statement of Support, which expresses a deep commitment to strengthening excellence and affordability in all academic opportunities available for the currently enrolled students of the School of Social Sciences.

You can make a difference – please consider a gift to the Social Science Access and Opportunity Gift Fund. If you would like to learn more about supporting the School of Social Sciences, please contact Debbie Diamond at or (713) 348-4673.

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The 24-Hour Challenge is Rice University’s annual day of giving! On June 25, 2020, we ask you to join the worldwide community of Owls for a day of hope and impact. Gifts can be directed to a school, residential college, research initiative, student club or any area on campus that means the most to you.


To have 4,700 Rice alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends make a gift — of any size — to their favorite cause at Rice. Past and present members of the Board of Trustees will match every donation with an equal gift to the Rice Annual Fund, up to $470,000 total.