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Dean's Circle

Make an impact on the lives of Ogden Honors College students by joining the Dean's Circle, a giving society for Ogden Honors alumni and friends.

What is the Ogden Honors College Dean's Circle?

The Ogden Honors College Dean's Circle is a loyal group of special alumni, parents, friends, and community partners who support the mission and goals of the College through an annual investment of $1,500 or more to the Honors Excellence Fund. Membership in the Dean's Circle connects you to an elite group of individuals who help ensure the future of the Ogden Honors College at LSU. 

What are the benefits of joining the Dean's Circle?201503LSUH-0105

  • Knowing that you are investing in the lives of high-achieving students who will impact our community, and ultimately change the world. 
  • Special communications from the Dean throughout the year.
  • Invitations to events hosted by the College, including "An Evening with Honors", our annual recognition event; special seminars; and exclusive conference call opportunities with the Dean.
  • Opportunities to meet and network with College leadership and other Dean's Circle members.
  • Personalized updates on the impact your gift has made to the Ogden Honors College. 

How can I join the Dean's Circle?

We invite you to join the Dean's Circle today with your gift to support the Honors Excellence Fund at one of the following levels:

  • LEGION D’HONNEUR - $10,000 and above
  • PALME D’OR - $5,000 - $9,999 
  • GRAND CRU CLASSÉ - $2,500 - $4,999 
  • ÉTOILES MICHELIN - $1,500 - $2,499 
  • MAILLOT JAUNE - $500 (graduates under 40 years of age)


You can join the Dean's Circle right now.

Make an online gift to the Honors Excellence Fund using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card at the LSU Foundation website. Click on "Designations", and in the menu that appears, please select "Honors Excellence Fund."

You can also make your gift by check. Checks should be made payable to the LSU Foundation, and should note "Honors Excellence Fund" in the designated memo section. Send checks to:

Office of Development
Ogden Honors College
Louisiana State University
5 Johnston Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70808

Young Professionals

Alumni, friends, and community professionals under 40 can join the Dean's Circle at the "Maillot Jaune" Level with a gift of $500 to the Honors Excellence Fund. Visit to join now as an associate member. Click on "Designations", and in the menu that appears, please select "Honors Excellence Fund."



Monthly Payments

You can opt to make monthly pledge payments to join the Dean's Circle. For example, if you pledge a $1,500 annual gift, you can choose to have your credit card charged $125 monthly on a designated day. Visit and select "I would like to make scheduled payments."