Creating a campus culture of community, ritual, and pride, reflected in residential life, campus programs, and athletics.

Colgate seeks to create a deep, clear, and compelling campus culture — nurtured and expressed through its residential programs, its athletic program and other student activities, its ceremonies and traditions, and through the overall experience of the campus. The campus culture must foster bonds among members of the community and connect, in a meaningful and sustained way, students, faculty, and staff to the institution itself.

Transformational Initiatives

  • Aerial of Lower Campus and Broad Street

    The Lower Campus Plan

    Rejuvenate the physical spaces along Broad and College streets, reimagining and creating equity in the spaces where juniors and seniors live and interact.

  • Students in a dorm room

    The Residential Commons Program

    Ensure that every student has a strong foundational community, where they experience tradition, build class unity, and cultivate an affinity for Colgate.

  • Wide shot of crowd at a basketball game at Cotterell Court

    The Third Century Athletics Plan

    Renovate facilities and enhance resources to meet the needs of a championship Division I athletic program, its student-athletes, and coaching staff.

Take Part

The Campaign for the Third Century will enhance every aspect of the Colgate experience. Learn about our plans to secure the value of a Colgate education for the next generation.