The 1906 Society

Join the 1906 SocietyWould you like to make a difference today in the lives of those who will be here at VSU tomorrow? Did you know that state funds and tuition account for only 40% of Valdosta State University's total revenue?

Valdosta State University's 1906 Society is a student giving organization that is dedicated to the continued growth and development of VSU through individual gifts from seniors and graduate students.  With your gift to the 1906 Society, you are able to designate where your gift will be used.  To donate, click here.

Do people really donate while they are still students?

The 1906 Society

Yes! The VSU 1906 Society was inaugurated during 2006, VSU's centennial year and is VSU's student giving program. Colleges and universities all over the world employ student giving programs as a tool to give current students a way to make a difference in their alma mater’s future.

I already 'give' to the University when I pay tuition and fees. Why should I give more?

Tuition accounts for just 23% of the Valdosta State’s revenue.  Your fees help support areas, like athletics, that neither state funding nor tuition support. 

 If Valdosta State is a public university, doesn't the state cover the rest of the budget?

As a part of the University System of Georgia, VSU is supported in part by the state. But, state support only contributes about 42% of the University's total revenue. VSU depends on people like you to help support the University, so we may continue to grow and develop into the best that we can be.

Okay, so where will my money go and what will it really do?

As a donor to VSU’s 1906 Society, you have a choice of where you'd like to delegate your dollars. You may choose to give to your College, the Graduate School, Division of Social Work, Division of Aerospace Program, or VSU Blazer Athletics. Or, you may choose to donate to our VSU's University Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports areas that need it most. The use of funds will be at the discretion of the Dean of the College or Program Director to enhance student services in that particular area. While you may not be able to contribute a huge amount, gifts of any size can make a difference to parts of the University that do not have large budgets.

The VSU 1906 Society

Graduating seniors who make contributions of any size to any area of VSU will be recognized at commencement for their participation.  In commemoration of Valdosta State's founding year, we ask graduates to donate $19.06. Your gift may exceed this amount; however we ask that you donate at least this much to honor VSU's founding year   The biographical information you provide along with your gift will help the VSU Alumni Community & Regional Relations Office track your individual and career progress. Join the 1906 Society.