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Express Yourself Be Creative

Express your creative energy by engaging in the thriving arts community on campus.

Arts on Campus
Get Involved
Museums and Galleries
Downtown Arts Center Planned
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Year-round Adventures Outdoor Education

A tree climbing for break class, in the woods just minutes from campus, is one of the many recreational opportunities available to students.

Outdoor Education Program
Sports and Recreation
Wilderness Adventure
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Something for everyone All Types

Whatever your interest, passion, faith, orientation, or goal, you'll be an important part of our community.

Watch The Holi Festival
Dancefest Is Most Popular Event
LGBTQ Life On Campus
Be an Entrepreneur
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Student Activities Fair Clubs and Activities

Colgate students showcase their hobbies and interests in the Student Activities Fair. If you can’t find something that suits you, then you can start your own club! 

Clubs and Organizations
Fraternities and Sororities
Student Government Association
The COVE
ALANA Cultural Center
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Endless Opportunities An Active Campus

In addition to Division I athletics, students have access to great recreational facilities and scores of club and intramural options.

Division I Varsity Athletics
Community of Entrepreneurs
Intramural Sports
Find a Club

Campus Life

Be part of an active, curious, and social community that extends learning well beyond the classroom.

Students at their desks working, while one calls over her shoulder to the other.

Living on Campus

Nearly our entire student body lives on campus all four years.


Students painting a sign for village partner Hamilton Center for the Arts

Getting Involved

Involvement on campus will develop your leadership and organizational skills.


Students studying in a common area of their residence hall

Living the Liberal Arts

Learning at Colgate isn't confined to the classroom.


Murphy Burnatowsky '14 in a Colgate basketball game vs. Lehigh

Athletics and Wellness

Keep your mind, body, and spirit all in gear!


Students celebrate the Lunar New Year with international cuisine

Campus Culture

Students are encouraged to share their unique cultures and perspectives.