Great institutions evolve while retaining the essence of their distinction.
The time has arrived for Colgate to create and implement the structures — both physical and intellectual — to solve the complex issues of today and meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Through the Third-Century Plan, the University has the opportunity to do something of great consequence for future generations of Colgate students. The result will be an unparalleled four-year liberal arts experience that binds people of diverse backgrounds together through a rational and comprehensive residential system, a dynamic academic program, and shared rituals and sense of space.
Learn more about the steps we are taking toward becoming the most important undergraduate institution in the nation.
Our Current Priorities
Contribute to our efforts to make a Colgate education accessible to talented, high-achieving students regardless of socioeconomic background.
Rethink Colgate’s overall educational experience and the campus itself by better integrating the arts and creativity into all aspects of the University.
Revitalize the Lower Campus and reshape student life, as upper-level students study and socialize together in an intentional community of scholars.
Help us recruit, retain, and recognize leading scholar-teachers, who will lead us in our third century and share the knowledge they create.
Foster school spirit and build world-class facilities worthy of our nationally competitive Division I athletics programs.
The Colgate Fund benefits every student and every program on campus and helps the University to achieve its ambitious Third-Century goals.