BUILDING COMMUNITY BY CREATING A
VIBRANT LIVING / LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

What separates us from so many other universities and colleges is that our students and faculty still genuinely value the questioning life: at Sarah Lawrence, learning is never not occurring. Learning is the formal thinking we’re doing in class, what people are discussing in Bates, how group dynamics are forming on campus, and how persuasions and ideologies are working in Titsworth.  We’re always thinking, engaging, contemplating, processing—whether in our classes, in conferences, over a meal, or sitting on the train into Manhattan."

Sam Abrams Politics faculty

Sam Abrams earned his AB from Stanford University and his AM and PhD from Harvard University, and he is an alumnus of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Program on Inequality and Social Policy. Abrams is a research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace and a faculty fellow at NYU’s Center for Advanced Social Science Research. He has published numerous articles and books on public opinion, Congress, religion and society, and polarization.

BARBARA WALTERS CAMPUS CENTER $35 Million

PRIORITY RENOVATION PROJECTS $4.25 Million

INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT CURRICULAR INNOVATION $1.75 Million

Place and space matter. And Sarah Lawrence’s campus has always reflected the College’s distinctive identity and approach to education. Its intimate scale, blending of academic and living spaces, and opportunities for both small-group get-togethers and individual reflection all reinforce the academic experience of personal achievement within a cohesive community.

While staying true to itself, the campus has continually evolved to meet the needs of students and pedagogy—adding facilities that advance our living / learning environment. The most recent addition, the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, was opened in 2004: it’s an energizing environment for creative work that supports continuing innovations in our visual arts curriculum.

New investment is needed now if we’re to sustain and advance our living / learning community. Our highest priority is the proposed Barbara Walters Campus Center—a transformative addition to our campus that will add much-needed and much-welcomed opportunities for students—and the entire campus community—to gather and interact.It’s critically important that we invest in our campus—and in our new campus center in particular—if we’re going to continue to deliver a distinctive Sarah Lawrence education and connect and energize our community.

It’s critically important that we invest in our campus—and in our new campus center in particular—if we’re going to continue to deliver a distinctive Sarah Lawrence education and connect and energize our community.