Critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and respectful debate have long been hallmarks of the liberal arts and a Colgate education.
Colgate graduates possess a profound gift: the ability to summon reason, gather facts, and engage in powerful discourse. But as we enter our third century, we must strengthen these values that lie at the heart of our mission.
We seek to engage students and faculty in new areas of study. We must create and support a curriculum that is relevant to the challenges of our time. And we will continue to nurture a culture of intellectual rigor that prepares well-rounded people to shape our world as accomplished, empathetic leaders.
The Ho MBB Initiative
Build an intellectual bridge that will span our liberal arts curriculum and bring our faculty and students together in innovative ways.
Arts, Creativity, & Innovation
Rethink the role of arts and creativity at the University to more fully integrate the arts into the intellectual fabric of the Colgate experience.
The Policy Initiative
Enable Colgate faculty to engage in new research on current policy debates and model the value that a liberal arts approach can bring to such complex issues.
Centers & Institutes
Build on a track record of success in bringing students and faculty together across the disciplines and connecting them with the broader world.
We are creating knowledge together, that no one has created, anywhere, ever. These are the experiences that students will remember for the rest of their lives.
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.