Community Engagement

Involvement in the community the norm of our students, and this commitment to community helps fulfill the experiential learning component.

Our MBA students engage with the community in a variety of ways.  Accounting students offer free income tax preparation assistance to low income taxpayers who have simple tax forms. The service, sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, is in partnership with more than 20 local organizations and is led by United Way of Central New York.

The South Side Innovation Center is a 14,000-square-foot, inner-city business incubator designed to foster the creation of new ventures and help make existing ones sustainable. The program is part of the larger South Side Entrepreneurial Connect Project (SSECP), which seeks to identify and support 100 sustainable ventures over five years, includes infrastructure building, student and faculty engagement through consulting teams, a microcredit fund, training programs for entrepreneurs, and opportunities for minority purchasing.