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MRC Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)

The MRC Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP) aims to provide trained multilingual faculty/staff and student volunteer interpreters and translators to bridge the language and cultural gaps, for students and their families with limited English proficiency and on-/off-campus community agencies in emergency, crises, and non-emergency situations.

Emergency situations are those where students need immediate help because of life-threatening or severe psychological difficulties. In all cases, the student might be in an unconscious or semi-conscious state and immediate action is required.

  1. Examples of life-threatening emergencies: all serious accidents, death, serious injury, unexpected hospitalization.
  2. Examples of psychological/psychiatric emergencies: alcohol or drug overdose, suicide attempts, homicidal threats or threats of physical harm.

TIP also provides language services to on-campus agencies, local K-12 schools, government agencies, and non-profit community organizations in non-emergency situations. Services include but not limited to: translating documents, interpreting, and planning/running cultural workshops.


Key languages: Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, French, Hebrew, Italian.

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Please click here to submit the online survey to let us know your experience using our service. 


If you are an on-campus emergency response office, please sign up to get access to the service. Please note that only agencies that have signed up and have attended our training session(s) are able to request TIP service.

If you are an off-campus community agency, please complete the  Translation/Interpretation Request Form. We will respond as soon as possible.




If you are a multilingual faculty or staff member at Binghamton University who wants to be a volunteer, please sign up to get involved.

If you are a multilingual student at Binghamton University who wants to be a volunteer, please sign up to get involved.








If you are a parent or a student who needs our service or wants to know more about the program, please contact TIP Coordinator Becky Lee at or 607-777-6071.

Program Partners
Dean of Students Office (DOS), University Counseling Center (UCC), Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Office of International Programs (OIP), University Police (UPD), Office of Residential Life, Decker Student Health Services Center, and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Last Updated: 1/19/17