College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to building the infrastructure that will produce tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers – the engaged citizens and thriving professionals who can confront the unprecedented challenges we are facing in our communities, our country and the world. We encompass a diverse group of disciplines that explore the fundamental questions of what it means to be human, of who we are, how we relate to each other, and how we connect to our societies and our environment. 

Our faculty and staff are deeply engaged with partners in the communities around us and beyond, addressing vital challenges together. Through that engaged work, we are revolutionizing education in the Humanities and Social Sciences by helping students have an impact by teaching them in a way that encourages them to be creative risk takers and problem solvers and not simply passive recipients of knowledge. 

A critical aspect of how we are training our students to be leaders and change-makers is increasing our commitment to experiential learning. Experiential learning provides hands-on opportunities for students to lead their education, both in and out of the classroom. Dean Kingstone believes strongly in the benefits of on-campus opportunities, especially those that include a stipend, in order to ensure all students can imagine themselves taking part in these forward-thinking opportunities. The Dean’s Office is deeply committed to experiential learning in the College and has committed significant dollars from the Dean’s discretionary fund to support a significant expansion in opportunities for students within the College. This support has gone to a diverse array of opportunities ranging from scholarships for internships in Washington, DC and around the State of New Jersey, stipends for participants in “change-making” educational experiments, awards for faculty-designed courses and laying the foundation for greater collaboration amongst the Dean’s Office and faculty to ensure more experiential learning opportunities are created.

In order to expand experiential learning within CHSS we need your help to fund innovative courses, award scholarships for internships both on-campus and off and advance partnerships providing incredible hands-on learning for students. Your gift will ensure that experiential learning in CHSS is available to every student, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Thank you for your partnership that will transform the lives of our students!

Let's get started early - Manny '61 and Meg Scrofani Challenge
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Alumni Donor Challenge
We need fifty alumni donors to unlock $10,000 from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 1950.
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Twilight Donor - Teddi Dolph Challenge
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Fund Dollar Leaderboard
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1 The Fund for Montclair State $15,741.80
2 Women's Basketball $11,831.21
3 College of Education and Human Services $9,707.69
4 School of Communication and Media $9,085.00
5 Football $8,389.85
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Which decade's graduates are all in for One Day?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2019 83
2 2000-2009 56
3 2020-2022 41
4 1980-1989 33
5 1990-1999 31
6 1970-1979 25
7 1960-1969 9
8 1959 and before 3
Faculty Staff Donor Challenge
50 faculty/staff to make a gift by 12noon, we will unlock $12,000 from a former faculty/staff member (anonymous)
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Recent Graduate - Robert Lieberman Challenge
Hit 50 recent graduate donors (Class of 2013-2023) to unlock $1,000 from Foundation Board member, Robert Lieberman
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Fund Donor Leaderboard
Which University Fund is getting the most participation?
Rank Department Donors
1 Women's Basketball 224
2 Women's Soccer 164
3 Football 149
4 Men's Basketball 121
5 Swimming and Diving 62
Who's going all in for One Day for Montclair?
The entire Montclair community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going all in for One Day and transforming every day!
What is your relationship to Montclair State University?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $56,118.52
2 Parent $26,880.49
3 Friend $26,518.23
4 Faculty/Staff $23,954.84
5 Student $8,553.27
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Rank State Gifts
1 NJ 4
2 NY 2
3 ME 1
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