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The People of Colgate

Students, faculty, and staff work together in a dynamic learning community.
Students chatting with an alumnus over lunch.

The Colgate Community

Once they arrive on campus, students begin seeing the world in a new way as they learn from professors, alumni, and each other in a highly collaborative environment. They take advantage of high-level undergraduate research, study abroad, and internship opportunities. 

Our faculty have written hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects and are sought out for their expertise around the world. Colgate alumni are avid supporters of the institution and provide current students with networking opportunities, guidance, support, and more.

University Leadership

Under the leadership of our 16th president, Jeffrey Herbst, and our 35-member board of trustees, we are positioning ourselves on the leading edge of technology and education.


Our faculty are top teachers, scholars, and researchers who work closely with each other and with students in the vigorous pursuit of learning.

Successful Alumni

The alumni body includes the president of NBC Universal and COO of News Corporation, the CEO of NYSE Euronext, and leaders at the Glimmerglass Opera, the Green Bay Packers, and Chelsea FC, to name only a few.