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Phone: 713-348-2181
Fax: 713-348-5161
Email: alex.wyatt@rice.edu

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School of Social Sciences Gateway Associates

The Gateway Associates program is a unique philanthropic opportunity to directly assist students in connecting their area of study to their future professions. Gateway provides financial awards to students to assist with expenses related to internships, independent research and international placements. Gateway experiences are available to social sciences students in a range of concentrations including economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology and political science. Gateway Associates will receive an annual report on the program and be invited to participate in events honoring student achievements. There is also an opportunity for Rice alumni to mentor students in a Gateway experience. Alumni and friends of the Rice School of Social Sciences provide much of the philanthropic support that makes the Gateway program successful.

Gateway Associates Membership Levels

Annual Donor:

Gateway Platinum Associates
$25,000 (sponsors up to 10 students annually)

Gateway Gold Associates $10,000 (sponsors 4 students annually)

Gateway Silver Associates
$5,000 (sponsors 2 students annually)

Gateway Bronze Associates
$2,500 (sponsors 1 student annually)

Dean’s Circle Donor:

Gateway Dean’s Circle Associates $125,000 (sponsors up to 50 students; may be pledged and paid over five years)

I hope that you will consider becoming an annual sponsoring member of Gateway Associates. Members share a unique sense of involvement by directly impacting the educational experiences of Rice students.  Please contact Laura Welch Fitch, director of development, at laurawelchfitch@rice.edu or 713-348-4482 for information about becoming a Gateway Associate.

We are deeply appreciative of your support.


Lyn Ragsdale, Dean
School of Social Sciences