Capital Campaign

Proven. Promise. Pitt State.

There’s something special about Pittsburg State! This is the response you’re likely to hear when you ask any of our 65,000 alumni and friends about their time at this university.

It’s a testament to the student-centered focus Pittsburg State has held for nearly 120 years, and to the incredible connection we continue to share with our graduates.

Although our campus has grown, our core mission remains just as it did in 1903; to provide transformational experiences for our students and our community.

Our faculty, administrators and staff are committed to strengthening the qualities that have made Pittsburg State an educational destination for generations of Gorillas:

  • Providing financial support so that all qualified students may attend

  • Delivering excellence in teaching and learning, both inside and outside of the classroom

  • Creating innovative academic programming to meet the demands of an ever-changing global community

  • Providing a learning environment that actively combines advanced theory with practical knowledge

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To help students achieve their dreams.

Academic and Co-Curricular Programs

To maintain excellence and promote innovation.

Faculty Support

To strengthen our educators.


To provide a modern learning environment.

Campaign Goals

The campaign focuses on securing private support for the following four areas: scholarships; academic and co-curricular programs; faculty and facilities. Originally planned as a three-year campaign, the PSU Foundation Board of Trustees approved extending the campaign after the original goal of $50 million was reached. With the new goal of $100 million, Proven. Promise. Pitt State. was designed to help future generations of Gorillas meet their full potential. 

Join us in our campaign


We are all aware of the rising costs of a higher education. Your support is essential for Pittsburg State to continue the mission of providing a learning experience that is both exemplary and accessible. We are excited to bring to you the opportunities provided through the Proven. Promise. Pitt State. Campaign. As alumni and friends, we hope you will join us in this endeavor that will help generations of future Gorillas!


Office of University Development
213 Shirk Hall
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7518

Phone: (620) 235-4768