Current Events and Programs for Students

Below you will find current and upcoming events sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement for students at Binghamton University. If you have any questions regarding an opportunity, or you would like more information, reach us by e-mail at or contact the listed individual running that program. 
For more opportunities, explore our Service Listings, our Events Calendar and our Student Newsletter.

Fall 2016 Events 

Election Day CelebrationElection Day Celebration

6 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 

Students who live on campus and are registered to vote with their on-campus address can vote in the Mandela Room.

Students who live off campus and are registered to vote with their local Broome County address can vote at the designated polling place near their residence. Find this information at BroomeVotes.

All are welcome to the Election Day Celebration in UU-Mandela. We'll have pizza, music, balloons, Baxter and more!

Learn more

Passion to Action: What Now?

6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Passion to Action: What Now? event will feature a panel that will discuss the importance of getting involved with local politics and inform students of ways they can remain politically engaged after the 2016 election. The panelists are:

  • Brianna Cea, president of Roosevelt Institute and founder of Bing for Broome
  • Erin Riddle, chair of Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
  • Sean Massey, associate professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and former Binghamton city councilman

A moderator will facilitate panelist discussion around three areas of post-election political engagement: getting involved with organizations, getting involved with local politics, and individual ways to stay politically engaged. This talk will be open to students, faculty, staff and community members, but the target audience is students. From the talk, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify ways they can stay politically engaged
  2. Recognize that their role in politics does not end with their vote
  3. Learn about local politics and ways to effect change on campus and in the community

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bridging the Digital Divide Program

Contact: Lynn Morris - - 607-777-2536 - BDDP Website
bddp logoThe majority of US citizens consider access to internet technology a given in their everyday life. Here in Broome County there are many community members who don't; including youth from economically stressed backgrounds, senior citizens, the unemployed and under employed, immigrants, refugees, and formerly homeless individuals. The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) can use your help to get these people connected to the digital world!
Volunteer to TEACH basic computer literacy classes
  • Curriculum and activities provided
  • Learn from the CCE staff
  • Work with other committed students
  • Teach a group of community members who meet at a local nonprofit organization
  • Teach computer literacy to help bridge the digital divide!
  • Teach computer literacy using a tested, pre-developed curriculum.
Volunteer to REFURBISH computers for community members
  • Learn new skills from a computer refurbishment expert and retired electrical engineer with years of experience
  • Work in an ON CAMPUS workshop
  • Become familiar with hardware, software, and how computers operate
  • Help deliver refurbished computers to community members
***No previous experience required, only the passion to improve the lives of Binghamton community members by helping bridge the digital divide!***
Email for more information about the Project or to get involved.

Volunteer with Area Youth

Contact: Clare Gilroy - Youth Engagement Coordinator - - 607-777-2536 - Community Schools and Youth Programs Website
Do you love working with children? Are you interested in volunteering this semester? Check out some of the current opportunities to volunteer with children we have available. If any of these opportunities interest you, or you would like more information, please submit our Interest Form. Completing the form is not a commitment to volunteering – it just allows us to learn more about you and your interests so we can let you know about opportunities that might appeal to you.

Community Emergency Response Team

Contact: Indy Li - - 607-777-2880 - CERT Website
The Broome County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for new members from Binghamton University. CERT is a group of civilians who are trained to become better prepared to mitigate and respond to hazards and emergencies in their communities. CERT members are trained in traffic control and highway safety, wilderness search and rescue, CPR and First Aid, basics of community emergency preparedness and disaster response, and shelter operations. The CERT responds to floods, severe storms, and other natural disasters, and also to large fairs and events to provide logistical support to professional emergency responders. Joining this team is a large but rewarding time commitment. Because of the on-going obligation after training, this opportunity is available to sophomores ONLY.


Last Updated: 11/1/16