Community Service

  • Liberty Kids students at Hamilton Central School
    As a child, Hannah Spotts ’20, absolutely loved reading. Now, she shares her enthusiasm for the written word with local students as a Liberty Kids volunteer.
    November 28, 2019
  • Students volunteer as part of the COVE's 9/11 Afternoon of Service.
    Following annual tradition, the Max A. Shacknai Center for Volunteerism, Outreach, and Education (COVE) organized a 9/11 Afternoon of Service. On Friday, Sept. 6, more than 70 student volunteers worked with eight nonprofits in Hamilton and neighboring towns to help local farms, promote environmental conservation, maintain trails, and preserve the Chenango Canal among other activities.
    September 23, 2019
  • Washington DC Mall with I have a Dream
    On Monday, the Colgate University community paused in its academic pursuits to hold the opening ceremony of its annual MLK Celebration in Memorial Chapel. This year, the celebration spans a two-week period from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1 and is built around the theme Thriving in the Current Times. In her opening remarks, LeAnna Rice, […]
    January 25, 2019
  • A new non-partisan initiative focused on increasing voter participation on campus has connected eager students with absentee ballots and registered many others in preparation for their first visit to the polls this November. The Colgate Vote Project was born as a collaboration between faculty, staff, and students to increase the number of students voting, either […]
    November 1, 2018
  • A previous COVE alternative winter break trip to St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean
    Alternative winter break service programs, organized by the Colgate Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE), are a great opportunity for current students to engage in community service, confront social issues, and learn the principles of volunteerism. This year, the COVE is running two trips, both from January 13 to January 19. […]
    October 22, 2018
  • Colgate group at Plenitud
    In May, Colgate community members traveled to Puerto Rico for a week devoted to hurricane relief. The group performed service work at Plenitud, a non-profit educational farm and learning center located in the mountains of western Puerto Rico near a town called Las Marias.
    July 5, 2018
  • Colgate University lawn and trees
    Colgate’s 13 Days of Green celebration included panel discussions, a Locavore Dinner, a pop-up thrift shop, and a day of service.
    May 4, 2018