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

Helping Hands
Students help the elderly residents of the Madison Lane Apartments as part of the annual Memorial Day of Service. GET INVOLVED
Afternoons of Service
The MLK Afternoon of Service hopes to honor Dr. King's teachings of citizenship and service, and recognize the role they play in strengthening communities.
Alternative Breaks
Learning at Colgate does not stop when students go on break. Alternative breaks foster teamwork and friendships while helping a community in need. LEARN MORE
Living in a close-knit community, you have the ability to make a significant impact. Join us to explore your role in the community through service, citizenship, and community building.
Students planning in the Max A. Shacknai COVE lounge

Our Goals

The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education seeks to foster a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement among the Colgate community through mutually beneficial, community-centered partnerships.

Learning Goals:
  • Increase self-awareness and commitment to social responsibility
  • Initiate authentic community relationships
  • Design an action plan to affect social change
  • Create a plan to activate experience in home or campus community


Max Shacknai COVE announces Course Development Grant Guidelines
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Get Involved in Your Community

Student Volunteer Organizations: We advise and support numerous organizations that do great service in our community.

Current Initiatives: Check out what issues our students and staff are particularly engaged in addressing right now.

Our Community: Learn more about Colgate's hometown — Hamilton!

COVE Staff: We are a professional staff and provide guidance and support to student volunteers and community members. Get in touch with us!

Alumni Involvement: We encourage alumni to continue doing good by engaging with the Common Good Professional Network, as well as by staying in touch with the Max A. Shacknai COVE!

Contact Us

Office: 109 Lathrop (Campus map)
Phone: 315-228-6880
E-mail: cove@colgate