Binghamton University’s

Strategic Plan: The Goals

Creative Activities

"...engage in path-breaking graduate education, research, scholarship and creative activities that shape the world."


  • Become a Nationally Recognized University for Outstanding Doctoral Education
  • Increase Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Profile to that of a Premier Public University
  • Enrich Collaborative Culture for Research, Scholarship and Creative Production
  • Increase the Transformational Impact of the University’s Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities and Doctoral Education on Society

Learning Community

"...provide a transformative learning community that prepares students for advanced education, careers and purposeful living."


  • Build a dynamic and transformative learning community.
  • Prepare undergraduates seeking graduate degrees for the challenges of graduate school
  • Prepare students to enter the workforce and successfully navigate their own career choices
  • Engage alumni in their communities
  • Increase four-year graduation rate
  • Foster and promote healthy living by Binghamton students in support of lifelong success

Inclusive Campus

"...unite to foster a diverse and inclusive campus culture."


  • Enhance diversity of the student population at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Enhance diversity of the faculty, staff, and administration of the university.
  • Provide support services to all students, faculty, and staff with special needs.
  • Elevate the culture of diversity and inclusiveness in the campus community.


"...enhance the University's economic, social and cultural impact through engagement from the local to the global level."


  • Strengthen the University’s economic impact on the local community
  • Improve the University’s Social Impact on the Local Community
  • Enhance the University’s Cultural Impact on the Local Community
  • Improve the University’s Social Impact on the Global Community
  • Enhance the University’s Cultural Impact on the Global Community

Strategic Investments

"...optimize the acquisition and allocation of human, technological, financial and physical resources."


  • Develop the financial resources necessary to achieve the University’s goals
  • Optimize staff and faculty resources
  • Expand technological resources
  • Upgrade physical infrastructure of campus