New College-City Compact Reaffirms Commitment to Excellence
September 17 2013
Earlier today, Elmira City Mayor Sue Skidmore and Elmira College President Ronald Champagne met to sign a Quality of Life Compact to renew a commitment for a high quality of life for all who study, work and live in Elmira.
Since its founding in 1855, Elmira College has been a significant contributor to the economy and quality of life in the City of Elmira. The City of Elmira has provided steadfast service through its agencies to the College, its students and its employees.
Recognizing this symbiotic relationship, the College and the City reaffirm the following mutually beneficial principles:
- The College will continue to provide much needed community service from its students, who each complete a minimum of 60 hours of service to local governmental and non-profit agencies
- The College will continue to provide advanced students for internships, including student teachers in City district schools and student nurses in City hospitals and clinics
- The College will continue to provide cultural, athletic, and community service based events for the citizens of Elmira to enjoy, participate in, and benefit from through the College and its student organizations
- The College will continue to provide Continuing Education programs to improve the level of education and quality of the workforce of Elmira
- The City will work to advance the mission of the College to improve its campus and services to students
- The City will continue to provide the high level of emergency services and law enforcement to the College and community
- The City and College will continue to work on interaction of students and City businesses and agencies, bringing students to downtown and bringing business to campus