In honor of the National AAUP Centennial, the WMU-AAUP Executive Committee is launching a chapter project to raise money to purchase gift cards for students in the WMU Seita Scholarship program. These will be Visa gift cards that can be used anywhere that accepts Visa.
We invite faculty to support this initiative by making contributions in any amount.
In consultation with Seita program staff, we have set January 2016 as our target date for distributing the gift cards to the Seita Scholars. The program staff has outlined the challenges that these students face upon returning to school after the holidays, a critical time of year when finances are often stretched to their limits.
The WMU-AAUP office is now collecting faculty donations to this project, with the goal of raising enough money to fund gift cards for all Seita Scholars, who are projected to number approximately 150 this academic year. Our objective is to provide gift cards in the amount of at least $25 apiece.
We understand that many faculty are already active supporters of the Seita program and the students it serves, and we appreciate your support for this important campus initiative.
If you’d like to join your faculty colleagues as a WMU-AAUP Seita contributor, there are several ways to donate:
- Send your check (payable to the WMU-AAUP) via campus mail to mail stop 5401.
- Bring your donation to the WMU-AAUP Fall BBQ on Sept. 8.
- Stop by Montague House with your cash or check donation. (Note: The office will be closed August 24-September 7 for the semester break.)
At this time, we do not have an online donation option, but we hope to offer one soon.
Thank you in advance for your support of the WMU-AAUP Seita project!