Affinity Groups

Friends of Art, Friends of Athletics, The Friends of the Library and Friends of Riding provide funding that stretches beyond the budgetary provisions of the College. These visionary groups act as stewards who champion and sustain the mission of the College by ensuring future generations of students benefit from its invaluable resources. To make a gift to any of our “Friends of…” groups, please click here.

Friends of Art

The Friends of Art maintains and collects art for Sweet Briar’s permanent teaching collection, funds financial scholarships for off-campus arts internships, offers prizes for student art contests, sponsors gallery events and annually publishes Visions, a magazine highlighting the arts at Sweet Briar.

Click here to learn more about Friends of Art or here to visit their Facebook page.

Friends of Athletics

The mission of Friends of Athletics is to sustain and promote the College’s commitment to sports by funding enhancements to intercollegiate athletics, including team travel, the annual Athletic Awards Banquet, uniforms, equipment not covered in the budget, and communications to build enthusiasm and increase attendance at students’ games and other community-building efforts.

Click here to learn more about Friends of Athletics or here to visit the athletics Facebook page.

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library seek to encourage an understanding of the needs of the Mary Helen Cochran Library, as well as its available services, and to attract resources through gifts or bequests including monetary donations, books, manuscripts and other appropriate material.

Click here to learn more about The Friends of the Library or here to visit Cochran Library’s Facebook page.

Friends of Riding

The goal of Friends of Riding is to promote Sweet Briar’s riding program, paying special attention to the unique nature of the program. The program provides a range of opportunities, from constructive competitive experiences to recreational riding activities, while students pursue a quality liberal arts degree. Friends of Riding aims to augment the Riding Program by offering special clinics, assisting with uniform costs, maintaining the facilities, and supplementing team travel and expenses.

Click here to visit the Riding Program’s Facebook page.