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Express Yourself Be Creative

Express your creative energy by engaging in the thriving arts community on campus.

Arts on Campus
Get Involved
Museums and Galleries
Downtown Arts Center Planned

Year-round Adventures Outdoor Education

A tree climbing for break class, in the woods just minutes from campus, is one of the many recreational opportunities available to students.

Outdoor Education Program
Sports and Recreation
Wilderness Adventure

Something for everyone All Types

Whatever your interest, passion, faith, orientation, or goal, you'll be an important part of our community.

Watch The Holi Festival
Dancefest Is Most Popular Event
LGBTQ Life On Campus
Be an Entrepreneur

Student Activities Fair Clubs and Activities

Colgate students showcase their hobbies and interests in the Student Activities Fair. If you can’t find something that suits you, then you can start your own club! 

Clubs and Organizations
Fraternities and Sororities
Student Government Association
ALANA Cultural Center

Endless Opportunities An Active Campus

In addition to Division I athletics, students have access to great recreational facilities and scores of club and intramural options.

Division I Varsity Athletics
Community of Entrepreneurs
Intramural Sports
Find a Club

Campus Life

Colgate students are active, curious, social, and ready to learn both inside and outside the classroom.
Students singing on the stage of the Palace Theater in Hamilton.

Many Opportunities

Through the Center for Leadership and Student Involvement’s 150 clubs, even a first-year can host a radio show on WRCU-FM, help organize the university’s community garden, or learn to bring an entrepreneurial venture to market.

Students also join a wide array of religious, cultural, political, and arts groups, and serve the surrounding community through the Center for Outreach and Volunteer Education (COVE).

The university’s Upstate Institute gives students a way to practice their research and project management skills to benefit non-profit organizations and populations in the region.

Dean of the College

Dean of the College Suzy Nelson and her division support Colgate's living/learning goals. The DoC is dedicated to enhancing the student experience through the purposeful integration of the curriculum and co-curriculum.