CCE News

Student Engagement Stories

Paws and Effects

Paws and Effect

Oct. 8, 2018 - These students are dedicated to helping out at numerous local animal shelters, doing everything from cleaning to fundraising to providing love and attention to animals in need. Read more.

Yuto Tobin-Miyaji

Yuto Tobin-Miyaji

Sept. 17, 2018 - As president of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America on Campus, Yuto Tobin-Miyaji coordinates students volunteering with seniors in local senior centers and nursing homes. Read more.

Colby Germann

Colby Germann

May 7, 2018 - Sophomore Colby Germann and classmates in the Binghamton University Scholars Program spent time working with Syrian refugees in Leros, Greece, as part of a service-learning class led by Kent Schull, associate professor of history. Read more.
Griffin Mayhew, Community Schools volunteer mentor

Griffin Mayhew

April 24, 2018 - Senior Griffin Mayhew has found that the best way to connect with another person is to meet them where they are — and sometimes that's over a set of Legos! Read more.
Benjamin Heo, VP Habitat for Humanity Binghamton University

Habitat for Humanity

March 26, 2018 - Students partner with the Broome County Habitat for Humanity chapter to provide safe, affordable housing for local families. Read more.
Jason Flatt, SNAP challenge

Jason Flatt

March 19, 2018 - MPA student Jason Flatt undertook a SNAP challenge, spending only $30.26 on food for the week in an attempt to better understand the challenges faced by individuals dealing with food insecurity. Read more.
Morgan Wood, 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Morgan Wood

March 6, 2018 - Morgan Wood, a Binghamton University junior and passionate advocate for women's and girls' rights, is named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow. Read more.
Andrew Kang, president of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

Feb. 26, 2018 - Through LiNK, Andrew Kang and the other members of this student group are raising awareness about the human cost behind the politics in North Korea. Read more.
Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton

Feb. 19, 2018 - Thanks to service-oriented organizations on campus, like Alpha Phi Omega and Newman House, junior Sarah Sutton has stayed busy volunteering in Binghamton and beyond. Read more.
Vivian Wu

Vivan Wu

Feb. 12, 2018 - Junior Vivian Wu applies theoretical lessons she's learned from accounting and management information systems classes to impactful volunteering opportunities around the community. Read more.


Halley Gerber

Halley Gerber

Jan. 22, 2018 - A freshman at Binghamton University, Halley Gerber has already started connecting to the community through a class project collecting feminine hygiene products for homeless women. Read more.


Shelby Schaefer

Shelby Schaefer

Nov. 27, 2017 - The Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad's Bunk In Program provides Binghamton University junior Shelby Schaefer with hands-on emergency medicine experience. Read more.
Ryan Omoruyi '15

Ryan Omoruyi

Oct. 30, 2017 - A study abroad trip to Japan inspired Ryan Omoruyi '15 to use technology to replicate his own experience of learning language through casual conversation. Read more.


Stephen Baumgarten, chief executive director of Harpur's Ferry

Stephen Baumgarten

Oct. 23, 2017 - As chief executive director of Harpur's Ferry EMS agency, Stephen Baumgarten and his colleagues serve students and community members alike. Read more.
Brianna Cea, president of Roosevelt Institute

Brianna Cea

Sept. 25, 2017 - After serving veterans in her hometown, Brianna Cea committed to serving her country through political engagement and active citizenship. Read more.
Cynthia DeFranco, Bright Green Bookshelf Coordinator

Cynthia DeFranco

Sept. 18, 2017 - From career direction to new friends and a sense of belonging, Cynthia DeFranco has uncovered the many benefits of getting involved. Read more.
Miranda Currier, Windsor Middle School Mentor

Miranda Currier

Sept. 5, 2017 - As a junior at Binghamton University, Miranda Currier thought she might want to be a math teacher, but was beginning to doubt that it was the right fit for her — until an experience with the Windsor Middle School mentoring program convinced her that, yes, a career in education was definitely where she wanted to end up. Read more.
Adam Centeno, Promise Zone intern and volunteer

Adam Centeno '17

Aug. 17, 2017 - Throughout his undergraduate career, Adam Centeno '17 made an impact on several local school districts through his involvement interning and volunteering with Promise Zone. Read more.

Current News

Oct. 11, 2018 - Center for Civic Engagement registers students to vote.

Oct. 10, 2018 - Binghamton University hosts Community Opportunities Fair

Oct. 4, 2018 - Binghamton University holds 9th annual Community Opportunities Fair

Aug. 2018 - Binghamton University named NASPA Lead Initiative Institution

July 2018North Country educators see 'promise' of community schools project (pg. 15)

March 15, 2018 - Binghamton University seeing increase in student voters

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

March 2, 2018Binghamton University student honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Jan. 30, 2018 - Binghamton University hires new director of Center for Civic Engagement

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) 

Dec. 16, 201730 Days Of Giving 2017 – Day 24: Binghamton University Builds University-Assisted Community Schools

Oct. 9, 2017 Binghamton University to host eighth annual Community Opportunities Fair

Oct. 3, 2017Binghamton University to host Binghamton mayoral candidate forum