Office of Undergraduate Studies

Candidates chosen to be part of the The Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) Scholars Program are a highly select group of students who have demonstrated creativity and determination in the face of personal, economic, and social challenges; they have systematically sought the most demanding academic paths open to them and dedicated themselves to achieving success, particularly in the areas of advocacy, social justice, access and equity. Students in the Scholars Program are change agents — scholars have a history of making significant and meaningful impacts on campus.

About OUS

Students who are accepted to OUS have achieved success while systematically pursuing the most demanding academic paths open to them. They have prevailed in the face of personal, economic, educational, cultural, or social challenges. Admission to OUS is determined at the time of admission to Colgate, and no separate application is necessary.

Summer Before Colgate

The Summer Institute is designed to ease the transition to college and enhance the academic preparedness of its participants each year. The program promotes personal growth and educational achievement.

Summer Before Colgate

The OUS Experience

As scholars in the Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) program, students will participate in four years of programming and engagement.

The OUS Experience