Submit a Project Idea!

Crowdfunding applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year!

Crowdfunding Cycle #1 - CLOSED

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 20
  • Fall Semester Cycle: Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 10

Crowdfunding Cycle #2 

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 14
  • Spring Semester Cycle: Friday, April 8  –  Tuesday, April 19

Duquesne University students, faculty and staff with a crowdfunding campaign idea are encouraged to apply. Before submitting an application, please carefully review the FAQ page. Make sure that your project qualifies to be featured on Spirit, your goal is realistic and that you and your team are willing to put in the time and effort to make your campaign a success.

Campaigns must be University-centered and funds raised must directly benefit the experience for students, faculty, and/or staff. 

Please be advised that the completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance of your project request. 

If selected, you will be expected to produce a 1–2-minute video and provide applicable photos to promote your project. 

Contact with any questions or to see if your project qualifies.

What are the requirements for a successful campaign?

1.) A passionate team. Your team leaders and project advocates will need to be committed to creating your campaign content/updates and to actively solicit donations throughout the entire campaign. Launching your crowdfunding page is only the beginning of the journey.

2.) A large crowd of supporters. Your team must be willing to personally reach out to family, friends, colleagues, alumni, etc. for support. The success of the campaign is a direct result of the group's reach out efforts. 

3.) A project that is inspired in the Spirit of Duquesne. A project that connects with the Mission of Duquesne University and is supported by project advocates who are 100 percent invested in the cause are essential for a successful campaign.

Apply today!

If crowdfunding sounds like a solution to your fundraising needs, please apply today. Questions? Contact

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Consider when this will best fit into your schedule and when funding is needed

Donations must benefit DU students, faculty or staff - CANNOT BE GIVEN TO A CHARITY OR THIRD PARTY

Reminder - projects typically raise $1,000-$4,000, but we can advise on a realistic goal


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