First Year, First Impact

For students who choose to enroll at Emory University’s Class of 2025, make Your Impact now!

The Emory University Office of Admission invites you to participate in the inaugural First Year, First Impact campaign.

You have $5 (of Emory money) to plant your first seed into the community in a way that is meaningful to you. Whether you choose to support diversity, equity, and inclusion by designating this $5 gift to the Office of RACE or choose to give students facing food insecurity their next nutritious meal, this gift is an investment into making Emory a more equitable community now and in the future. Tell us where this money should go!

We have curated a list of causes that support Emory and Oxford students and their ambitions. With this First Impact, you join the ranks of thousands within the Emory community who strive to be a part of positive change with their time, resources, and creativity.

First Year, First Impact

CHOOSE YOUR CAUSE

Food Security
Food Security

For some Emory students, not knowing where their next nutritious meal will come from is a real challenge. Gifts to the Food Security Fund help fight food insecurity within the student community on both campuses, providing financial assistance for students to purchase their own food during breaks, while living off campus, or during remote learning.

Student Hardship
Student Hardship

Gifts to the Student Hardship Fund provide financial assistance to students on both campuses who are in need due to an unexpected crisis or catastrophic event, such as flights home to attend to a family emergency. How these funds are used is overseen by a committee of current students with oversight from the Office of Financial Aid.

Oxford Organic Farm
Oxford Organic Farm

Emory University’s Organic Farm, located at Oxford College, is a center for food production and education. Produce is used by campus and community members both in Oxford and Atlanta, including the Oxford dining hall, Emory farmer's market, and local food banks. The farm also offers students unique learning opportunities across many disciplines, from anthropology to economics to sustainability. Gifts to the Oxford Organic Farm Fund help the farm pursue new education initiatives and supply more produce to local community members in need.

The Office of Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE)
The Office of Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE)

The RACE Fund encourages and challenges students to inquire about the construction of racial identities and create active learning communities that enhance their awareness and exploration of why and how race informs cultural and communal development. The RACE Office provides dynamic learning opportunities based around awareness, activism, and personal and communal development.

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Life
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Life

Helping develop students of all gender and sexual identities through activities that create an affirming and just campus, this fund supports initiatives such as the Emory Safe Space Program and provides financial support for newly formed programs such as the Queer & Trans People of Color community series. All of these programs are run by the Office of LGBT Life.