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Lifelong Learning Program
The Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) is an opportunity to continue experiencing the joy of learning! READ MORE
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Student volunteers power VITA program, assisting low-income families in Madison and Chenango Counties with their taxes. READ MORE
Field School
Students in our field school work full-time on projects that gather and analyze data and build capacity throughout the region. READ MORE
Consumer Bankruptcy Law Project
Brining together alumni, student, and community worlds, students can assist area residents facing bankruptcy. READ MORE
Funding Faculty Research
We seek to encourage faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York. READ MORE
Konosioni Senior Honor Society provides several grants for projects that positively impact the community. READ MORE
Promoting a better understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and environmental resources of Upstate New York. Learn more.

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Programs of Note

We sponsor and support a number of programs that support the university, our community, and the relationships between us. Here are a few of our most popular programs:

Local Learning

We advance education on and off campus by encouraging engagement between students, faculty, and the local region. From our Field School program to our Consumer Bankruptcy Law Project, we offer a robust set of programs that advances education while supporting and advancing the needs of our community. READ MORE

Regional Research

While Colgate often has the feel of a small liberal arts college, we also provide the research opportunities and capabilities more typical of a larger research institution. The Upstate Institute encourages students and faculty to advance their own academic interests by doing research on subjects important to our region, simultaneously benefitting the community in which the university resides. READ MORE

Community Events and Conversations

Our community, like any other, faces challenges and differences of opinion on a variety of issues. To find the best possible solutions we bring all parties together for discussions regarding a wide array of issues with local significance. By advancing civil dialogue we bolster and protect community relationships while working through challenging community questions. READ MORE

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is a collaboration between Colgate and the community to provide adults with ongoing education for the enrichment of their lives in a diversity of fields. Never stop learning! READ MORE