In October 2017, Give Something Back welcomed Binghamton University as its newest university partner with a foundational $1 million gift for 50 Give Back scholars to become Binghamton Bearcats.
Give Back students now have the opportunity to attend a flagship research university with academic excellence, a large campus, STEM facilities and lots of school spirit.
Binghamton is home to over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Its main campus (shaped like a brain!) sprawls across 115 buildings and 930 acres. Students can root on one of the Bearcats’ 21 NCAA Division I athletic varsity teams. Student life buzzes around the campus center, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Multicultural Resource Center and the numerous programs in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
In addition to an active college campus, Binghamton is also well-known for its groundbreaking research. A Binghamton anthropologist recently helped discover a fossil of an upper jawbone in Israel, dating early human migration from Africa 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Rolf M. Quam, undergraduate director of anthropology at Binghamton and an author of the study, believes it was the earliest modern human ever found outside of Africa. Read more about it here.
At Give Back, we provide mentoring and programming for our students throughout high school. When we look for partner universities, we seek out institutions that understand how to nurture and motivate our students. Binghamton University provides a suite of support services — from the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development and Decker Student Health Services Center, to the University Counseling Center — for the career, personal and medical assistance that college students need to succeed throughout their four years.
Binghamton University shares Give Back’s vision of helping students from under-resourced backgrounds thrive and become assets to their communities. Binghamton, along with other community partners in Broome County, has initiated the Broome County Promise Zone, which is the first county-wide system of university-assisted community schools in the United States. University-assisted community schools utilize Binghamton resources to support local children, youth, schools and neighborhoods. The aim of this program is to help underprivileged children have the opportunity to attend college by boosting attendance rates, providing after-school care and summer programming.
Give Back is proud to partner with Binghamton and offer this flagship SUNY institution as an option for our scholars in the state of New York.