Service to the Community

Service to the Community

As our University grows, so does the community around us. From our distinguished role as cultural stewards to our strategic partnerships with local industries and businesses, UL Lafayette is able to protect and celebrate all the best parts of our region while supplying a skilled talent pool to lead Acadiana into the future. Support from donors like you help make it all possible.

Make Waves of Change

With the help of our generous university partners and donors, UL Lafayette is able to power programs and initiatives that enhance our local community in a number of ways:

  • Enhanced Health Care Pipeline: By investing in the future of clinical and health sciences education, we can better meet the demands of critical workforce needs. Furthermore, new funds will help us maintain and expand our internationally accredited simulation lab program to enable training partnerships with regional health care providers.
  • Join Our Teams: Support for Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics enhances the ability of our more than 400 student-athletes to compete – and win. Their success brings attention to the University and increases its reputation, and that’s good for the city and region.
  • Improved Teaching and Learning: UL Lafayette produces more certified teachers than any university in Louisiana. And most of those graduates remain in the state, so enhancing the education these rising educators receive here raises the quality of teaching and learning for our youngest minds right here at home.
  • Creative Development and Performance: Additional funding will help support new, original creative works and enhance performance and exhibition spaces that will advance Acadiana’s reputation as a hub for arts and culture.

“I feel lucky to be able to give back through this planned gift, especially since the University was a gift to me.”



There are several ways you can contribute to the bright future of UL Lafayette. Gifts can be made via credit card payments, stocks & securities, bank drafts or checks made to the University. If you would prefer to make a planned contribution through your personal estate, please contact us directly so we can ensure your generosity is acknowledged and accounted for.

Impact Stories

The work our students and faculty accomplish extends far beyond the classroom walls. Explore real stories of how UL Lafayette is improving its local community, state and the world.