Enriching the Student Experience

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.

The Initiatives

  • Students in a dorm room

    Residential Life

    Complete the Residential Commons system and renew the Lower Campus to provide a strong, cohesive, and coherent four-year residential experience for all students.

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

    Reid Athletic Center

    Foster school spirit and build world-class facilities worthy of our nationally competitive Division I athletics programs.