It doesn’t take long for RMU students and their families to feel a close connection to the university. Students who may have been apprehensive about college life quickly find new friends and mentors on campus, and it's not long before RMU becomes their second home.
For families, RMU becomes a place where they see their students grow into mature, enthusiastic learners who become engaged in their studies and have life-changing experiences that set them on the path for personal discovery and professional success. And that’s why RMU students and families choose to support the university by giving back—to show their appreciation for the faculty and staff and their guidance, and to ensure that future students and families have the same experiences and opportunities.
RMU's Phonathon program is one of the university's annual fundraising efforts aimed at growing the President's Fund for Engaged Learning. It’s also a way for current students to build closer ties with students from years past. Led by Elizabeth Birdsell, annual giving specialist, Phonathon takes place in the fall and spring semesters. Students make calls in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, and sometimes on Sundays. For information on how you can become a student caller, contact the Career Center.
Each year, the members of the graduating class come together and raise money for a gift to the university. This gift shows students, faculty, and staff the gratitude and appreciation the new graduates have for Robert Morris University. Students interested in serving on the Senior Class Gift Committee will have an opportunity to be involved in coordinating the fundraising efforts for their class.