For seven consecutive years, Binghamton University has been recognized by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for being an institution that reflects the values of exemplary community service and achieves meaningful outcomes in the community.
Resources available to the community*
As part of our commitment to serving the community, we have compiled a listing of University resources available to community members. Offerings are separated by category:
- Arts/Cultural Resources
- Campus Facilities
- Career Development Resources
- Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning Resources
- Resources to Help You Get Involved
- Health/Wellness Resources
- Resources for Businesses/Organizations
- Resources for Teachers/Educators
- University Expertise
- Youth Programs and Resources
Examples of civic-focused initiatives
In addition to the student-initiated, academic-related and research-focused community engagement efforts highlighted on this website, Binghamton University provides hundreds of programs, services and events that benefit the community. Below, we highlight a few.
Binghamton's College of Community and Public Affairs and Hinman College residential community recently created the Public Service Learning Community, a first-of-its-kind residential community focused on community service. Students in this sub-community of Hinman College live, take courses and interact with other students who want to make a difference locally. They engage in service projects throughout the year, focusing on issues such as the environment, youth education, health and poverty.
The Institute for Child Development at Binghamton University offers a free Autism Spectrum Disorders Screening Clinic each spring to help determine if a child is exhibiting signs associated with an autism spectrum disorder so families can seek more in-depth diagnostic evaluation.
The University's Decker School of Nursing coordinates a community-wide disaster drill every year at the University Events Center. Hundreds of people participate in the drills, including faculty, staff and students from throughout the University, as well as community organizations such as the American Red Cross, Broome County Community Emergency Response Team, Southern Tier Health Link, UHS, Lourdes Hospital, Harper's Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service, Vestal Emergency Medical Service and Broome County Emergency Management Services.
Binghamton's Psychological Clinic offers psychotherapy and behavior therapy for adults, children, couples, family and groups, for a broad range of behavioral and psychological problems. In addition to treatment services, the clinic also offers assessment services for children, adolescents and adults.
For nine years, the University's sculpture program has hosted an invitational iron pour at the University. Free and open to the public, the event draws sculpture students and faculty from college and university programs throughout the Northeast, as well as a number of independent, professional sculptors known for their work in iron. During the pour, white-hot iron is raised to temperatures exceeding 2,700 degrees and poured into dozens of molds to create sculptures.
The Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund encourages creative and innovative collaboration among University faculty, staff and students with local arts, cultural, animal welfare, environmental and other service organizations to benefit the local community. More than $210,000 in grants has been awarded since the fund was established.