Peter Titlebaum, Ph.D.
Health and Sport Science
Most college universities struggle to convince alumni to give back to their former institutions. Currently, only 19.9% of college alumni give back to their former colleges (Alumni Factor, 2018). Despite the amount of time and energy that schools invest in their students, many of the students are not making any sort of commitment in return. However, there is a solution. If college programs found ways to create avenues for students, both current and former, to give back outside of just university general funds, they could see an increase in student giving from both parties. While there is a notion that college-aged students are opposed to giving, there is evidence to suggest that, if the students are empowered and made aware of the importance of giving, they are more than willing to give their time, energy, and even money back to the programs that helped them along the way.
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Schutter, Eric, "Leaving a Legacy: Empowering Students to Give Back" (2019). Honors Theses. 235.