• Our History

    In 1980, the family of long-time public servant Arthur Levitt established the center in his honor.

    Levitt Center 40th Anniversary
  • Research Opportunities

    Students and faculty can apply for research funding.

    Levitt winter research 20-21
  • Events

    View the schedule of upcoming events and workshops.

    The Justice Lab

    Apply for the fall term Justice Lab! Topic: Justice and Safety: Responses to Gun Violence

At the Levitt Center, students combine academic knowledge with practical skills as they engage in public affairs through research, field studies, community-engaged classes, lectures, discussions, and practice. Learn more about our programs and how they will help you develop the important qualities of a “changemaker” — creativity, understanding, self-awareness, and empathy.

Student Resources Faculty Resources


Levitt research grants provide funding for students and faculty to conduct collaborative research. 

Community Engagement

Our community-engaged learning opportunities help students understand the needs and circumstances of others and to work ethically with them.

Transformational Leadership

Our transformational leadership programming works to develop self-awareness as a tool to confront challenges. It nurtures transformational leaders who follow ethical principles, inspire others and use creativity and innovation to implement change.

Social Innovation

Our social innovation initiatives introduce students to the ideation and creative problem-solving processes, and they nurture creative solutions to social problems with financial and mentoring support.

Sample Projects

Matt Fiore ’24, Kimmie Johnson ’24, and Angela Escalante Zarco ’25 traveled to Romania for archaeological research.

Students and Faculty Travel the World for Summer Research

Hamilton faculty and students traveled the globe this summer, collaborating on research projects from the UK to Romania. See what some had to say about their research and travels.

Leslie De La Rosa ’25 and Helen Ziombrowski '25

Taking the Stage for Change

Throughout history, art has repeatedly pushed for change by unsettling conventional perspectives on social issues. This summer, a team of Hamilton students hopes to accomplish something similar with their Levitt Center research project by portraying the lived experience of disability through theatre.

Hamilton College students participated in Refugee Tales five-day walk, which this year was from Crawley (outside London) to Worthing (on the south coast), with stops along the way in Haywards Heath, Three Bridges, Burgess Hill, and Portslade.

Filming a Documentary in the United Kingdom

Rob Knight, associate professor of art, traveled with Alya MacDonald ’25 and Hugh Williams ’26 and conducted audio and video interviews for the documentary “Strangers in a Strange Land.”

Ireland trip 2023

Students Travel to Ireland for Program on Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Conflict Resolution

Associate Professor of Philosophy Justin Clark and Assistant Professor of Government Ashley Gorham traveled with 15 students to Bundoran, Ireland, for an interdisciplinary program taught through the lens of Irish history and culture.


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Levitt Center

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Levitt Center

Office Location
Kirner-Johnson 251

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