Colgate in Focus
Online and On Campus
Summer Webinar Series
Oct. 2–3 and Oct. 23–24, 2022
Application link below
Colgate in Focus (CIF) provides prospective students the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, and staff on a range of topics for a deeper understanding of diversity in Colgate's student experience.
In the spirit of Colgate’s Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, CIF recognizes that, “a great institution is a diverse institution. It is one that brings students of different socioeconomic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, and religions to campus.” This program is one representation of Colgate’s commitment to the ideals of encouraging an inclusive community. It is intended for high school seniors who identify as low-income, first-generation, or other historically excluded backgrounds who have overcome unique personal or structural challenges in their journey to pursue post-secondary education.
CIF will be held in two parts this year. The first will be a series of online summer webinars that cover topics ranging from Colgate’s surrounding area and extracurricular opportunities, to succeeding as a student of color in a liberal arts environment.
After attending these webinars, students are encouraged to fill out an application for part two of CIF: a trip to Colgate’s campus. This trip will offer on-campus programming including opportunities to tour the campus, conversations and meals with current students and staff, and a stay overnight in a residence hall.
Summer Webinar Series
On-Campus CIF Program
Oct, 2–3 and Oct. 23–24, 2022
After attending the webinars, fill out an application for part two of CIF: a trip to Colgate's campus. This trip will offer on-campus programming including opportunities to tour the campus, conversations and meals with current students and staff, and a stay overnight in a residence hall.
We will be welcoming approximately 25 students to each program. Priority consideration will be given to students who have attended the summer webinar series or viewed a recording. Applications must be submitted by August 12.
A college should enrich you intellectually as well as provide a comfortable space where you are free to grow.Joudenie Germain ’24 CIF Attendee