2013 marks the seventh consecutive year that Binghamton University was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for being an institution that reflects the values of exemplary community service and achieves meaningful outcomes in the community.
In September 2011, our Events Center was turned into the largest Red Cross shelter in the Northeast, helping approximately 2,000 evacuees in the aftermath of disastrous flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Hundreds of students, staff and faculty provided essential services to the evacuees. The Events Center was also used as a Red Cross shelter in June 2006.
The Binghamton University Forum, established by the Binghamton University Foundation to promote community relations, each year brings in prominent speakers on a wide range of topics to speak to its members.
The Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund was established in 1998 to encourage creative and innovative collaboration and cooperation among Binghamton University faculty, staff and students with local arts, cultural, animal welfare, environmental and other service organizations to benefit and enhance the greater Broome County community and its residents. To date, nearly $200,000 in grants has been awarded.
The Anderson Center for the Performing Arts annually showcases 175 performances, conferences and special events that bring approximately 100,000 people to its Osterhout Concert Theater, Chamber Hall and Don A. Watters Theater.
The Events Center has been the site of opening and closing ceremonies for the Special Olympics and the Empire State Games.