Colgate’s centers and institutes serve the academic mission of the University by advancing research, study, collaboration, and thought — both on and off campus.
Academic Centers and Institutes
Center for International Programs
The Center for International Programs supports programming and educational initiatives that prepare students for success in a global world and economy.
Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research
The Center for Learning, Teaching, and Research is dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching in support of the liberal arts.
Center for Women's Studies
The Center for Women’s Studies provides a space for students, faculty, and staff to discuss topics spanning the feminist spectrum.
W. M. Keck Center for Language Study
The Keck Center is a high-tech space for the exploration of language and culture, promoting global perspectives in education.
Writing and Speaking Center
The Writing and Speaking Center provides one-on-one consultations to help students communicate their ideas and research clearly and effectively.
Research Centers and Institutes
Center for Freedom and Western Civilization
The Center for Freedom and Western Civilization is a forum for civic debate and scholarly research to promote intellectual discourse.
Center for Language and Brain
The Center for Language and Brain employs an interdisciplinary approach to research questions regarding foreign language instruction and learning.
Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs
The Lampert Institute engages Colgate students and faculty, allowing liberal arts insights to shape solutions to the globe’s most challenging public problems.
Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute
The Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute promotes knowledge creation through sustained interdisciplinary research by promoting collaboration and leveraging the liberal arts.
Public Affairs and Policy Research Initiative
The Public Affairs and Policy Research Initiative (PAPR) brings Colgate faculty and students together from across the social sciences and beyond to address society’s most pressing challenges through rigorous engagement with public affairs and policy.
The Upstate Institute fosters community connections, engaging students, faculty, staff, and residents through scholarly collaborations that support our Upstate region.