Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
315-859-4451 or 315-859-4894

The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Social Entrepreneurship

The COOP, the Career Center, and the Levitt Center are teaming up to educate the campus community about Social Innovation and  Social Entrepreneurship. 

Read George R. Roberts' article in the Wall Street Journal: The Social-Enterprise Approach to Job Creation - Helping people stay in school, out of prison and off the government dole.

Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship programming is co-sponsored by: The Levitt Center, the Career Center, and the COOP


Startup Experience

October 20 & 21, Colgate and Hamilton Students participated in StartupX, a social entrepreneurship workshop held on Colgate's campus. During the program, students worked in teams to learn about problem identification, tech trends, design thinking, business model innovation, customer development and pitching, and to gain the confidence to create a real viable startup. Read about the experience here!

Visit the StartupExperience website for more information.

Weekend of Social Entrepreneurship Programming

"The Levitt Center, in partnership with the Career Center and COOP, had the privilege of inviting alumnus Chuck Harris to deliver an insightful lecture on Social Entrepreneurship at Hamilton on Thursday, February 28th.  Harris, as both a past partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs and current Portfolio Manager and Director of Capital Aggregation at The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, provided great insight into entrepreneurship in the world of profit and non-profit organizations.  As Harris pointed out however, the lines between business and charity in modern times are blurring.  Harris not only shared some of his past and present work, but also provided budding student entrepreneurs with valuable information on what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur in the twenty-first century." Read about the experience here.