Funding Priorities for Student Affairs
Renovation / Expansion of East Gym
Binghamton University supports the education of the whole person, inside and outside the classroom. BU students have enjoyed a long tradition of intramural competition, club sports, and open recreation. The university lacks a modern campus center to house open recreation, intramurals, club sports, wellness services and its outdoor pursuits program.
The renovation and expansion of the East Gym, the first and oldest building on the BU campus, will enhance and support the excellence of the academic environment at Binghamton University and serve as a campus attraction as well.
The impact provided by the renovation and expansion of the East Gym will be far-reaching. This renovated and expanded facility will help boost recruitment and retention of academically talented students who invariably view fitness as part of their well-rounded and disciplined educational regimen. A renovated and expanded East Gym facility will provide a center for student interaction and serve to develop team skills.
Included in this project is the replacement of grass playing fields with lighted artificial turf playing fields.
$2.5M Endowment for Student Affairs
Annual gifts to the Binghamton Fund for Student Life support the greatest needs in any given year. Every gift is significant. Unrestricted gifts of $25 to gifts of $25,000 enable us to direct dollars to those needs, programs, and projects that help to ensure student retention and success at Binghamton University.
Student emergency funding; innovative career development programming; programming to promote intercultural awareness and understanding; support for students with disabilities; peer guided education on various health and wellness topics; leadership training, support for unpaid internships in NGO’s, the arts, government, and other not for profits are a small sample of how such funds would be used.
Development of an on-campus International Center to house Office of International Student and Scholar Services; Office of International Programs, Languages Across the Curriculum Program, and the Dual Diploma Program. Center will also include a computer language resource center; a study abroad resource center, an international student resource center, multi-purpose meeting and reception rooms and two apartments for hosting international visitors/faculty scholars.