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Being part of a tight-knit community, students can make a significant impact through service work and learning.

Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE)

The Max A. Shacknai COVE is the hub for volunteerism on our campus. The professionally staffed center serves as the umbrella organization for myriad student-run groups. The center will provide you with funding, resources, support, and developmental opportunities as you volunteer your time and energy to a number of different causes.

The Upstate Institute

The Upstate Institute provides connections between you and the regional community to create a reciprocal transfer of knowledge between the community and the university. Activities include research on the upstate New York region, community-based research, skill development, capacity building, and dialogue on the upstate region.

Upcoming Community Service and Volunteer Events

Common Good Professional Network

The Common Good Network connects students and alumni in non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other social good enterprises. Common good network