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Together, Forward

A campaign for Emporia State University's future

Hornet Nation Came Together to Support Current and Future Hornets and Made Together, Forward a Success!

Emporia State University’s landmark Together, Forward fundraising campaign raised $91,714,500, surpassing its original goal to become the most successful fundraising effort in ESU history.

Since 2017, the Together, Forward fundraising campaign has empowered Emporia State University’s efforts to transform our students' lives and learning experiences. We are grateful for the overwhelming support of those who believe in ESU’s mission and our students’ success and who have demonstrated this support through the Together, Forward campaign.

Thank You for Supporting Together, Forward

Students Share Their Gratitude

Hear first-hand how the Together, Forward Campaign has benefitted students and provided them the support they need to build a brighter future.

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Pillars of the Campaign

Together, we can accelerate learning

Provide real-world experiences that prepare students for a complex world. The greatest teacher of all is experience.

Together, we can shine brighter

Attract the best and brightest in the Arts and Athletics to ESU. Success builds upon itself.

Together, we can transcend limitations

Seize every opportunity. When you invest in agility, possibilities become limitless.

How our students benefit

Student Led Research

Publishing research is an important part of building a scientific career. Publishing as an undergraduate student puts you miles ahead of the competition. For students in Dr. Erika Martin's General Biology 141, conducting research with the goal of publishing findings is just a regular day in class.

Creating Bright Futures

"I just like the feeling of running and jumping. You have that moment when you leave the ground, and you're hanging there, just floating. Nothing goes through my head when I long jump. I'm just out there and probably the most relaxed that I ever am." That's how Jazmin Williams describes her 'baby', the long jump.

Invaluable Experiences

Having your research poster selected for Posters on the Hill, a D.C.-based research competition sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, is an honor. It’s also an incredible opportunity. You get the chance to present your research in a very competitive program.