Thank you for your continued support of the Department of Sociology.

Your contribution to this unrestricted fund plays a pivotal role in empowering our department to excel in academic pursuits, foster innovation, and provide unparalleled opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff. With your support, we can continue to make a lasting impact on education, research, and the overall experience of everyone within our community.

Thank you once again for your belief in our mission and for being an essential part of our journey towards excellence. Below are just a few examples of the work our excellence fund accomplished last year. We look forward to keeping you informed about the positive outcomes and achievements that your generosity helps us realize.

With sincere appreciation, GO COUGS!

  • Graduate student support.
  • 100 Years of Sociology Celebration, honoring the department’s 100-year anniversary, with two events. In late September, the department hosted a fire-side chat with the authors of the new book We Few, We Academic Sisters: How we Persevered and Excelled in Higher Education: former WSU Sociology faculty members Lois B. DeFleur, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, and Marilyn Ihinger-Tallman, and editor of the book, former WSU communications faculty member Betty Houchin Winfield. In October, we celebrated Don Dillman’s far-reaching contributions to the department and discipline of sociology. In his talk, “The First Hundred Years of Sociology at WSU and Sociology’s Future at WSU. There are two Colloquia events scheduled in the spring 2024.