"Passion for the Climb" — it's what exemplifies the spirit of Colgate people. As the Colgate song "In 1819" reminds us, our community pushes ever higher, "up the hill with profound determination."
Colgate people share a thirst for a life of accomplishment and the will to do things right. In academic, professional, community, and personal endeavors, they relish the effort, the process, the journey, and care deeply about how they lead their lives, as much as they care about reaching the top.
As part of the university's Passion for the Climb campaign, we solicited personal essays that show the countless ways in which the "passion for the climb" manifests itself in our alumni, faculty, staff, and students. You can read all the essays that we published since the campaign’s launch in 2007 here.
Thank you to all who submitted an essay!