With a working goal of $25,075,000, the campaign focuses on four project areas: opportunities for students, strengthening the faculty, revitalized facilities and enhancements in athletics.
Opportunities for Students
- Undergraduate Scholarships - This fund will establish 80 new endowed scholarships of $1,500 annually for 20 undergraduate students in each of the four undergraduate colleges (Business & Technology, Education, Science & Health professions and Liberal Arts).
- Graduate Scholarships - This fund will create new endowed scholarships for graduate students in each of the four undergraduate colleges and in the Oklahoma School of Optometry
- NSU Honors and Leadership Scholarships and Programming - This additional endowment will fund scholarships and programs for the best academic students and those students with the greatest leadership potential.
Strengthening the Faculty
- Endowed Chairs - With a private donation of $250,000 for each endowed chair, the State of Oklahoma will match that investment dollar for dollar, doubling the benefit for that academic department. With a new chair in at least tow of the five colleges, NSU will be poised to attract and keep nationally-recognized department chairs.
- Endowed Professors - Endowed professorships will encourage up to three faculty members who demonstrate great promise and abilities to begin or continue teaching at NSU, in addition to performing research and overseeing student research and engagement. The State of Oklahoma also matches every dollar of a private donation of $125,000 for each endowed professorship.
- President's Ambassador Network - This endowment will provide permanent funding to support professional development opportunities for NSU faculty and staff and discretionary projects.
- Wilson Hall - The Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma approved Phase I of Wilson Hall renovations, using $3 million of capital reserves. Phase I will secure the envelope to keep the elements out. Additional funding from the campaign for Phase II, part of a three-phase process, will be required to reconstruct the core of the building, to accommodate the future home of NSU's College of Liberal Arts.
- Seminary Hall - Seminary Hall is the foundation of who we are as an institution. It serves as the historic centerpiece of NSU's Tahlequah campus. It is the oldest building on campus and includes the iconic clock tower that serves as a symbol of this institution. In December 2015, Cherokee Nation committed $4,000,000 to ensure Seminary Hall will be preserved and celebrated for generations to come. The structure will become a multipurpose building that will showcase its cultural lineage, provide a modern classroom experience for students and house administrative departments. A highlight of the project will be a museum, which will be guided by expertise from the Cherokee Nation and the university.
- Mulitdisciplinary Training Lab, College of Business & Technology - This state-of-the-art lab will provide hardware and research/training software for all business and technology disciplines.
- College of Education Technology and Electrical Enhancements - After prior building renovations, Bagley and Haskell Halls lack the electrical service and technology capacity of a modern classroom building.
- Veterans Meeting Space and Computer Lab - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has established "8 Keys to Veteran Success." Under the new guidelines, a dedicated space for veterans is strongly encouraged. Space will be renovated to serve the ROTC program as well as veterans who are seeking degrees.
Enhancements in Athletics
- Spring Sports Field House - A new spring sports fieldhouse will be the home of coaches' offices, locker rooms, shower facilities and bathrooms, for both NSU student-athletes and visiting teams. This facility will also provide covered training areas for multiple programs, such as batting cages and bullpens for softball and baseball, areas where the golf team can perfect their swing, and nets for the tennis team to practice technical skills.
- Tennis Courts - With campaign funds, NSU will launch Phase I of a two-phase project to expand and enhance the tennis complex. Phase I will include the construction of four to six new tennis courts located in the area on campus previously occupied by the Cedar-Craft married student housing complex.