RISE is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) employees at Colgate.

Commitment to Inclusion and Support

This employee resource group focuses on fostering a workplace where BIPOC employees feel valued, respected, and supported. A commitment to inclusion and support allows employees to thrive and contribute to the University’s success.

To reach these goals, RISE will:

  • Organize events and initiatives that unite, engage, and celebrate diverse cultures 
  • Provide a platform for mentorship, professional development, and support for BIPOC employees
  • Advocate for interests and well-being of BIPOC employees
  • Collaborate with Colgate leadership to influence policies and practices that promote inclusivity and equity

Upcoming Events


RISE Steering Committee

Head Coach of Women's Basketball and Instructor in Physical Education
112C Reid Athletic Center
Director for Campus Culture and Inclusion
205 Lathrop Hall
Associate Director for Alumni Relations
10 Utica Street
Head Coach of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track and Field
106B Reid Athletic Center
Assistant Dean for Administrative Advising
116 McGregory Hall
Director of Haven
030 Curtis Hall
Assistant Director of Residential Life
Assistant Director of First@Colgate
Director for Diversity and Equity
203 Lathrop Hall
Assistant Director of Employer Relations
102F Benton Hall