The Upstate Institute fosters connections between Colgate University and the regional community to engage students, faculty, staff and residents through scholarly collaborations that support our Upstate region.
Our goal is to promote and advance a broad and deep understanding of the diverse cultural, social, economic and environmental resources of Upstate New York through community-based research, civic engagement and the reciprocal transfer of knowledge.
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 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.
Many opportunities exist for non-profit and community based organizations to engage with Colgate faculty and students in a mutually-beneficial research project.
We advance education on and off campus by encouraging engagement between students, faculty, and the local region. From our Field School program to our Upstate Law Project, we offer a robust set of programs that advances education while supporting and advancing the needs of our community.
News and Announcements
The Upstate Institute routinely updates its blog with news about faculty research awards, community-based research courses, and student projects. You can also read about research and student experiences that happened before 2020 on our previous blog using the link below.
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!