A Partner for the Community

We support the mission of Ithaca College by working collaboratively with all campus partners to identify and encourage productive, mutually-beneficial relationships that help to advance the interests of the College and that contribute to the vibrancy and prosperity of the communities it serves.

A number of dynamics—economic, fiscal, political, demographic, etc.—beckon institutions of higher learning to engender mutually-beneficial relationships. These critical connections are needed to help the institution focus on achieving its mission; maximize the support needed to accomplish institutional objectives; promote the College’s value as a strategic partner; and to uphold the College’s position as an important economic and cultural community centerpiece.

Our Office supports the College’s desire to be a respected strategic partner to government and a valued asset to the local and regional community by:

  • Creating supportive networks with local, state, and federal representatives through relationship building.
  • Developing democratic, mutually-beneficial, mutually-respectful partnerships between the College and the community.
  • Fostering a campus-wide culture of engagement, advocacy, and partnership prosperity.
  • Building and maintaining a network of advocates and subject-matter experts for developing informed policy positions, strengthening relationships, and promoting institutional accountability.

Virtual Volunteering

Looking for opportunities to help the local community? There are a number of ways we can continue to support each other, including helping local food banks and making face masks for healthcare professionals. We've compiled a list of opportunities on a Virtual Volunteering webpage.

If you are part of a local Tompkins County (or neighboring county) organization who is in need of virtual volunteers, please complete this VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SUBMISSION FORM.

Contact Us

Office for Government and Community Relations
Peggy Ryan Williams Center, 3rd Floor
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York 14850

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