Close

Looking Forward

At 200 years, Colgate is driven to be the finest undergraduate institution in the nation. The university’s bold ambitions are powered by the energy and creativity of this community.

Colgate University’s Third Century: A Vision Statement

On the verge of its third century, Colgate is a distinctive, strong national institution … Our task now is to understand Colgate’s unique characteristics and history and to push the institution to new heights.”

President Brian W. Casey
Thomas Michl, Professor Of Economics, teaches in front of a white board

A Colgate University education is distinct—in what we teach, and how we teach it.

Thomas Michl, Professor Of Economics, teaches in front of a white board

Faculty look forward

Driven by their relentless commitment to academic rigor, groundbreaking research, and the art of teaching, our educators look forward to the possibilities that await Colgate at 200.

Looking forward to new interdisciplinary research

Students converse on a bench on the quad amidst fall foliage

Students converse on a bench on the quad amidst fall foliage

Enriching the Campus Environment

The Colgate experience is heavily influenced by the setting of the campus. Everything from the picturesque hillside campus nestled in the scenic Chenango Valley, to the bone-chilling winter days of central New York, infuse the Colgate community with an alluring sense of place that endures forever. Inspired by this setting and campus environment, projects are underway to ensure that they remain as beautiful, vibrant, and stunning for generations of students and faculty to come.

Bicentennial Landscape Project

As a tribute to the Bicentennial, and inspired by historic images of the majestic canopy that once enveloped the core of the campus, we are in the process of planting 200 trees in locations across the upper campus. Help us restore the campus's natural beauty.

Landscape project

Sustainability

Colgate signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2009. Two years later, we pledged to achieve carbon neutrality during our Bicentennial celebration. After a decade of action, Colgate is poised to achieve this ambitious goal.

Colgate sustainability