BE MORE with Coppin

The BE MORE Capital Campaign

The BE MORE Capital Campaign is a multi-year fundraising initiative that will permanently transform our university and surrounding community. With Coppin's most aspiring goal ever - to raise $25 million by 2025 - now more than ever, we need your investment in the lasting legacy of Coppin State University!

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This is a pivotal moment for Coppin State University. The BE MORE Campaign is the University's largest capital campaign ever. Aligned with trailblazer and namesake Fanny Jackson Coppin’s deep conviction that she was entrusted to ensure her race was “crowned with strength and dignity and adorned with the enduring grace of intellectual attainments,” the “BE MORE” capital campaign will build the capacity and infrastructure of the university, yielding investments in the following several strategic priorities and creating a ripple effect in our communities:

  1. Student Achievement and Retention;
  2. Academic Excellence;
  3. Top-Tier Research;
  4. Elevate Eagle Athletics; and
  5. Grow our Endowment.

While the campaign has been in its silent phase since 2021, the public launch of Coppin’s capital campaign provides an opportunity to highlight and celebrate Coppin’s bright future and reemergence after the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

$25 Million Goal - The Sky's Not the Limit


RAISED AS OF JULY 2023 (We're half way there!)

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Restricted Funds

Supports a specific initiative such as academic programming and research.  


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Scholarship & Endowment

From merit-based to private donor awards, these programs lessen the financial burden for deserving students.

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Unrestricted Funds

Are used to support areas of the university with the greatest need.

Invest in Eagle Nation

Our great university has always soared above the challenges before us. This capital campaign calls us to invest in our community and the next generation of leaders - our students and our faculty and staff - right here at Coppin State University. 

Join us. BE MORE. Choose Coppin

Invest in Coppin. 

$7 million in scholarship support, and $3 million to support the Eagle Achievement Center (EAC) and programmatic development.   

Learn more about the EAC

$5 million to improve the Parlett Moore Library, modernize the performing arts facilities, and academic centers.  

Learn more about our Academic Programs

$4 million to support Coppin’s progress toward becoming a Research designated university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 
Learn more about our Research Centers of Excellence

$4 million to add athletic scholarships, implement new sports teams, upgrade facilities, and support building the baseball stadium.  
Learn more about CSU Athletics

$2 million to strengthen the financial and operational sustainability of the university. 

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Coppin's 125th Anniversary Celebration

For well over a century, Coppin has delivered its promise to nurture potential and transform lives. During 2025, we will highlight the university's impact and achievements throughout the decades. Join Eagle Nation in celebration with your investment to help ensure our next 125 years are even more impactful.

Our Trajectory is North


Enrollment Growth


New Graduate Students


Endowment since 2021

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Students have so many choices on what they can choose to be – and most often they are taught that choice is a specific job, a certain title, or a career path. But at Coppin, that choice is much more. That choice is about feeding the attributes within them that makes their minds, hearts, and spirits come alive. Coppin State University prepares students for a success in a dynamic world, and pushes them to ascend to new heights – both academically and personally. With this new campaign, we are challenging students to elevate their journey, to strive for greatness beyond their wildest dreams, and to believe that the sky is not, has never been, and will never be their limit…regardless of where they are in their lives.

We are encouraging all of Eagle Nation to want more, to choose more, and essentially aspire to BE MORE.

We are challenging students to…

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Be More Guides

BE MORE Campaign Brand Guides

This document contains guides for proper use of messaging, assets and creative for the CSU BE MORE campaign.

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Tell us your BE MORE

We are calling on Eagle Nation - students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, partners and friends - to share your stories, reflections, dreams and goals. How has Coppin helped you become the person you are today? How will Coppin help you become who you've longed to BE?
What's your BE MORE?

Contact Us

We value your input. Questions and feedback should be directed to the Director of Annual Giving, Derrick Everett at