CCE Stories and News

Student and faculty community engagement stories

Students and faculty engage with the greater Binghamton community through community-engaged learning courses, student organizations, individual involvement and more.

Community-engaged learning

The CCE works with faculty in every school and college across campus to connect students with the surrounding community through credit-based, community-engaged learning courses. Learn more.


In addition to involvement in CCE programs like impactBing CORE, Leaders in Engagement, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) and the Youth Initiative, hundreds of students plan and organize service projects with their student groups, classes, athletic teams, residential communities and as individuals every semester. The CCE provides guidance to them and connects them with community organizations. Learn more.

Voter engagement and civic action

Binghamton University is committed to helping students understand their civic rights while accessing and exercising them fully. The CCE also works to equip students with the knowledge and skill set to create change in their community, informing them of their rights and teaching them how to make their voices heard. Learn more.

CCE in the news

May 5, 2022 — Binghamton elementary students meet their pen pals at BU — Spectrum News 1

May 4, 2022 — Windsor Elementary Students Meet their Pen Pals from Binghamton University — Fox 40

May 4, 2022 — Windsor 3rd Graders Become College Students for a Day — WBNG

May 4, 2022 — Binghamton University Plants Garden to Honor Onondaga Nation and Three Sisters — WBNG

March 31, 2022 — Student Association calls for on-campus early voting site — Pipe Dream

March 30, 2022 — BU women’s basketball team reads to students — NewsChannel 34

March 30, 2022 — BU Women's Basketball Players Read to Port Dickinson Students — Fox 40

March 18, 2021 — Roundtable debate discusses UPD and First Amendment rights — Pipe Dream

Feb. 8, 2021 — Bearcats Talk Perseverance with Chenango Bridge Students — Fox 40

Jan. 21, 2021 — Binghamton University Students Learn And Intern Virtually — Fox 40

Dec. 29, 2020 — CCE partners with two newly formed working groups committed to racial justice research and advocacy — BingUNews

Nov. 13, 2020 — Binghamton University a top performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index — BingUNews

Nov. 12, 2020 — Center for Civic Engagement publishes post-election dialogue guidelines — Pipe Dream

Oct. 22, 2020 — Center for Civic Engagement encourages early voting to avoid crowds, expands voter engagement services — Pipe Dream

Oct. 12, 2020 — Binghamton University’s on-campus polling place relocated — NewsChannel 34

Sept. 23, 2020 — Students, election commissioners speak out on National Voter Registration Day — WBNG

Sept. 17, 2020 — Students encouraged to register to vote — Pipe Dream

Sept. 3, 2020 — Off-campus students encouraged to respond to 2020 Census — Pipe Dream

May 26, 2020 — Binghamton University designated Elite Leader Campus by Goodman Foundation — NewsChannel 34

May 12, 2020 — NY-22 candidates in the GOP primary invited to television/radio debate — WSKG

March 19, 2020 — Student response to 2020 census and primary elections may be affected by COVID-19, CCE says — Pipe Dream

March 12, 2020 — Two new Provost Awards for Faculty Excellence — BingU News

March 9, 2020 — 2020 Census projects low student response — Pipe Dream

Oct. 10, 2019 — Binghamton University hosts community fair — NewsChannel 34

Sept. 19, 2019 — Center for Civic Engagement, student organizations table for Constitution Day — Pipe Dream

Aug. 27, 2019 — Binghamton University named NASPA Lead Initiative Institution for seventh consecutive year

March 5, 2019 — Binghamton University designated a Voter Friendly Campus — BingUNews

Feb. 5, 2019 — Binghamton University recognized as national leader in student voter engagement — BingU News

March 3, 2018 — How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students' Voting Power — New York Times

Jan. 24, 2018 — Binghamton University Center for Civic Engagement recognized in the 2016 Voter Friendly Campus Report released by the Campus Vote Project and NASPA for reducing barriers to student voting by hosting an off-campus voter assistance table outside the on-campus polling place during the 2016 presidential election. (Page 19)