Nothing is typical about Binghamton. The story of this truly great public university began only six decades ago when a bold, grassroots effort resulted in a thriving liberal arts institution that would become the beloved alma mater of some 100,000 alumni.
Binghamton University, then called Harpur College and one of only two public liberal arts colleges in the state, grew in a stunningly short period into a stellar, doctorate-granting, research-intensive member of the State University of New York system. Binghamton’s meteoric trajectory from a small, liberal arts college to a premier public university is the result of bold decisions and brilliant people for whom the status quo has always been simply unacceptable.
Today, we deliver an education that is at once great and public, selective and accessible, community-oriented and globally involved. Binghamton students and faculty members are making contributions to our understanding of society and culture, the physical world, and the deepest reaches of abstract thought.
Every year, more than 12,000 individuals who believe in Binghamton's mission and its profound impact on the world donate money through the Binghamton University Foundation. These gifts are used to address the University's urgent needs and its strategic priorities.
Everyone has his or her own reasons for giving, but no matter how small or large the gift, each and every donation makes a real difference in the daily life and brilliant future of this proud University.
Thank you for your continued support of Binghamton University.
2013 Senior Challenge
The senior challenge is a long-standing tradition which provides seniors with the opportunity to give back to the university helping to ensure a great Binghamton University experience for the next generation of students.