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Support Arrupe College

Arrupe College's innovative approach to higher education gives our students a chance to earn more than a degree.

It provides them with a rigorous liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition that will help them to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. 

Arrupe serves talented, diverse students from across Chicago who are seeking an affordable college option. Our efficient and sustainable model helps students from historically underrepresented groups earn an associate's degree in two years, with little to no debt. Plus, we offer holistic support services: from a meal program that provides breakfast and lunch to personal, one-on-one advising on everything from financial aid to choosing a program of study. With a degree from Arrupe, our students move on to further higher education, bachelor's degrees, and meaningful employment.

State and federal aid, as well as student tuition payments, help support operational costs at Arrupe. But we rely on donors like you to fully fund this Jesuit liberal arts education.

Invest in Our Students

Thanks to your generosity

By making a charitable gift, you can ensure Arrupe College is affordable and accessible for our students.

Generous donors like you most often chose to support one of four areas:

  • Arrupe College donations provide our start-up program with the flexibility to address the greatest need and meet new challenges as they arise.
  • The Arrupe Assistance Fund provides critical assistance to students experiencing unforeseen financial stress helping to keep them enrolled and on track to graduate. Recent events have significantly magnified the food, housing, income, and health disparities that many of our students face, and an increased number of students have requested support from this fund. We invite you to make a donation, not only to support the immediate needs of Arrupe students, but also longer-term needs for increased scholarship and ongoing hardship support.
  • The Dean's Fund for Student Success provides wrap around services like a healthy breakfast and lunch program, laptops for students, academic advising, social work supports, orientation, leadership development, and much more.
  • Arrupe Scholarships ensure our college is affordable and students can graduate with little to no debt.

To learn more about making gifts of appreciated securities, IRA distributions, endowment gifts, or other planned gifts, including Arrupe in your estate plans, please contact Luigi B. Amendola, assistant vice president for development, at Lamendo@luc.edu or 312.915.7619, or visit LUC.edu/giving

Get Involved

Join Us

  • Invest in a talented, diverse workforce by hiring Arrupe students and graduates during the school year, as summer interns, or for full-time roles after graduation. For more information, please contact James Cannon in the Career Development Center at jconnon@LUC.edu.
  • Share your story. We regularly host speakers and panel discussions to expose Arrupe students to a variety of careers and life experiences. To be considered for one of these opportunities, please contact James Cannon in the Career Development Center at jconnon@LUC.edu.
  • Our Black Men for Success Program is looking for young, professional African-American men to serve as mentors to Arrupe students. To learn more, please contact Luigi B. Amendola, assistant vice president for development, at Lamendo@luc.edu or 312.915.7619.
  • Spread the word about Arrupe. A Chicago business leader called Arrupe "the best college I've never heard of." Help us change that by following us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter, and sharing our content with your network.
  • Join our email list to stay informed about the latest Arrupe news and stories, please contact Luigi B. Amendola, assistant vice president for development, at Lamendo@luc.edu or 312.915.7619.


Questions? Want to learn more or get involved?
Contact Luigi B. Amendola, assistant vice president for development, at Lamendo@luc.edu or 312.915.7619.