Awards and Recognitions
The establishment of the Center for Civic Engagement is the final step of Binghamton University's strategic plan, released in 2005, to emphasize the importance of community engagement and outreach for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Working closely with area colleges (Broome Community College & Davis College), the Center for Civic Engagement is committed to community engagement through various opportunities such as volunteerism, internships, service-learning, and community-based research. The Center of Civic Engagement has received numerous grants, awards, and recognitions, which have allowed us the ability to fulfill our efforts.
2011 Newman's Own Foundation Campus Community Challenge: $15,000
- The Binghamton University Boys & Girls Club Mentors student group placed second in the Newman's Own Foundation Campus Community Challenge and won a $15,000 grant on behalf of the the Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton. This innovative student-run program provides mentors for over 350 children everyday at before and afterschool programs run by the Binghamton Boys & Girls Club in the Southern Tier. Learn more about this student group's efforts in this video
2010 Newmans’ Own Foundation: $7,500
- Funds BU students working with A Room to Heal nonprofit to renovate/create 1-3 special healing rooms for children with serious medical illnesses.
New York State Campus Compact VISTA Program: $17,000—3 years renewable
- The main purpose is for BU to work together with Broome Community College to bridge the digital divide that exists in the Broome County area. Community partners include Broome County Urban League, George F. Johnson Dream Center, American Civic Association, and others.
Awards & Scholarships
President's Honor Roll: Binghamton University was officially recognized for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement by again being listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2009, Binghamton was the first and only SUNY campus to be recognized with distinction. Recognized in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and for our 8th consecutive year in 2014.
SUNY Innovative Use of Social Networking for the 2011 Outstanding Student Affairs
SUNY Response to a Community Natural Disaster for the 2012 Outstanding Student Affairs Programs
Conversations in the Disciplines Program for the project Knowledge-Sharing to Improve Health Outcomes for Children: $5,000
NASPA's Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement comprises a network of 92 NASPA member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student's college education.