Funding Initiatives

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.


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    Colgate Commitment

    Contribute to our efforts to make a Colgate education accessible to talented, high-achieving students regardless of socioeconomic background.

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    Colgate Fund

    Secure and bolster a resource used to address the University’s greatest challenges and opportunities.

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    Faculty Initiatives

    Help us recruit, retain, and recognize leading scholar-teachers, who will lead us in our third century and share the knowledge they create.

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    Support an innovative program that helps first-generation students acclimate to life at Colgate, navigate key offices, and build a sense of community.

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    Ho MBBI

    Build an intellectual bridge that will span our liberal arts curriculum and bring our faculty and students together in innovative ways.

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    Middle Campus

    Rethink Colgate’s overall educational experience and the campus itself by better integrating the arts and creativity into all aspects of the University.

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    OUS Scholars

    Promote access to educational opportunities and academic support for students of outstanding promise and achievement.

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    Reid Renovation

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

Take Part

Colgate has always ascended thanks to the energy, passion, and generosity of our community. Help us fully realize our potential as a national leader in higher education.