Why Give?

Support the heart of RU with a gift from your heart to ours. Your generosity has a lasting impact in many ways.

Did you know tuition covers just 60 percent of the cost of a Rockhurst education?
The other 40 percent comes from the hearts of our generous alumni and friends.

Your gift supports:

  • Academic programs
  • Scholarships
  • Service immersion trips
  • Honors program
  • Student research projects
  • Faculty development
  • Updated technology
  • Facility renovations and maintenance
  • Student life events
  • Campus ministry
  • Athletics
  • Campus beautification
  • Student activities

It is through gifts from alumni and friends that Rockhurst is able to continue to provide a world-class Jesuit education.

Here are just a few examples of what this generosity made possible last year:

  • 97 percent of students received financial assistance.
  • 85 percent of students participated in community service, resulting in 30,000 service hours donated to the community.
  • $25 million reached toward the first phase of a new academic building.
  • Three new sports added to RU's athletic offerings, including women's cross country and men's and women's lacrosse.
  • 35 percent of students conducted undergraduate research.
  • Rockhurst's Management MBA program was ranked No. 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report alongside programs at Harvard, Stanford and Yale.
  • The Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity opened its doors to provide the community surrounding campus with employment and financial counseling.