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Our Work

Our Work

The College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council (CASAC) fosters closer ties between the College, and it's faculty, staff, and students by collaboratively advancing the College’s mission to be a national leader in Jesuit education.

In addition to its advisory capacity, CASAC sponsors projects that enrich the student experience by directly supporting student engagement and providing essential resources to faculty and staff to deliver outstanding academic programs.

For instance, CASAC supports new building projects, faculty-student travel to national conferences to showcase their work, events in the arts and humanities, STEM equipment purchases, and startup packages for new faculty who provide integrative research and creative learning opportunities to students.

A student works on a STEM project in one of The Bollier Center's labs.

Supporting SACNAS

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive organization aimed at creating a diversity-focused STEM community that works to provide professional and personal development opportunities for students from all groups underrepresented in STEM and their allies.

Thanks to the support of CASAC, the club was able to provide a variety of opportunities for students this academic year, including professional development, community building, academic support, an invited speaker event and the second annual Gonzaga-SACNAS retreat.

Annabella Gelmetti, Gonzaga music student

Supporting Work with Students

During her time in the College of Arts & Sciences, Annabella Gelmetti had the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff, including professors Sarah Glesk and Pam Erickson, in the composition and production of her electroacoustic ballet for chamber orchestra. In reflecting on that experience, she said "It could not have been done without the army of people it took to produce it! I am so grateful to Dr. Li, Pam, Sarah, Blue Rep, the Terpsichore Chamber Orchestra, Luke Parker, Jon Carlson, and all of my professors!"

Sponsored Projects

Ana Reyes standing in front of a waterfall, holding a walking stick in one hand, and wearing a sun hat

SACNAS Supports Students

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) works to provide opportunities for students from all groups underrepresented in STEM and their allies. Read Ana Reyes' story.

Coursetune: 3 ways curriculum mapping enables diversity equity and inclusion

Faculty Fellows

The Arts & Sciences Dean's Summer Faculty Fellows work to promote positive change in an area of their choosing and develop leadership skills through this process.

Gonzaga University Model United Nations 2023 NWMUN Conference winners

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations team traveled to conferences in New York City and Portland, Oregon to compete. Visit their website for a list of awards received at the conferences.

Student conducting experiment in a science laboratory.

Bollier Center

Bollier Center has created more opportunity, deeper exploration, and greater transformation with a concept that is bigger than a building.

Operation Opera event poster.

Operation Opera

Operation Opera is a unique initiative that invites both composers and vocalists to Spokane, and centers around the performance and workshopping of contemporary operas and art songs.

The Bollier Center


The many College of Arts & Sciences facilities on campus provide a diverse range of collaborative learning opportunities for faculty and students.