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With more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages is one of the strongest departments of its kind in the nation. Whether sitting in a seminar or working on an honors thesis, our students treasure the close relationships they build with our 19 full-time faculty members.

Our world-class faculty and the exceptional students who come to study at Carolina are key to the success of our department. Private support from friends and alumni has played an equally crucial role. Over the years, private gifts have enabled us to support undergraduate research, promote learning outside the classroom, send students to present their work at national conferences, ensure excellence in undergraduate teaching, bring in outside experts to meet with our students, help students study abroad, recruit top-notch graduate students—and much, much more.

Please consider supporting our exemplary students by making a gift to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures today. To make a gift, please visit our online giving page.

Giving opportunities to our department include the following priorities:

  • Germanic and Slavic Languages (104509). Gifts to our unrestricted fund support the full range of departmental activities.
  • Slavic Languages (101418). Gifts to this fund support students and faculty in Slavic languages and literatures.
  • Germanic Languages-Stambaugh Fund (101416). Gifts to this fund support the Ria Stambaugh Awards for Excellence in German, originally set up in honor of Ria Stambaugh, Professor of German at Carolina from 1963 to 1984.
  • The Jonathan M. Hess Career Development Term Assistant Professorship (104652). The fund will support a term professorship for a tenure-track assistant professor in the fine arts and humanities in honor of Professor Jonathan Hess.

The Department receives tax-deductible donations through the Arts and Sciences Foundation at UNC-Chapel Hill. Please note in the “memo” section of your check that your gift is intended for the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures. Donations should be sent to the following address:

The Arts and Sciences Foundation
Buchan House
523 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

To learn more about the ways in which you can support our department, please contact the following:

The Arts and Sciences Foundation
919-962-0108 (Tel)

Please know how grateful we all are for your tremendous support!

Online Giving Page

Richard Langston Danube.

Richard Langston
Professor & Chair
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures