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Buffalo Campus
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 880-2000
(800) 292-1582

Rochester Campus
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-0030
(866) 212-2235

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Learn by doing. Learn by doing good.

At Medaille College, learning is hands-on and connected with the community. Through EQUIP, our faculty work directly with students to link classroom learning with real-world problem-solving—right from the first semester. EQUIP encourages early and continuous career exploration through community involvement and internships. In every undergraduate program, students get out of the classroom to apply learning through team work, projects, and service in local organizations. By graduation, students have developed the skills that employers want, and they have built a network to rely on for future opportunities.  

And because successful careers happen when we understand a profession’s impact on the community, we designed an experience that will connect student learning and personal goals with the needs and opportunities in Buffalo, the region, and the world.

Want to learn more about community-based learning? Visit our Center for Community-Based Learning!

YEAR 1 EXPLORE your community and QUESTION your role

Build foundational skills for college success and achieve a greater understanding of yourself and your community.

YEAR 2 UNDERSTAND your major

Connect your academic major to important community issues while exploring career options.
The following are designated as "U" courses within academic majors:

  • APY 300 Urban Anthropology
  • BIO 120 Botany
  • COM 200 Digital Media Production
  • EDU 210 Educational Foundations
  • EDU 469 Foundations of Education
  • ENG 205 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 375 Children’s Literature: From Ancient Myth to the Digital Age
  • INT 325 Intercultural Communication
  • MAT 260 Linear Algebra
  • MIS 240 Management Information Systems
  • SOC 281 Multicultural Diversity
  • VET 277 Preceptorship II

YEAR 3 INVOLVE yourself

Through internships, field experiences, and service-learning projects, build your network and gain the skills that will empower you for career success.

YEAR 4 PRODUCE new knowledge

Apply your learning to solve real-world problems and create an original project that has the potential to make a difference.

Read more about Medaille College's first-year Learning Communities and our Center for Community-Based Learning. EQUIP information is also available as a .pdf.




EQUIP resources for faculty (coming soon)

Implementation of EQUIP is supported by a generous grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation, 2010–2012.

I'm grateful for the education I've received.

The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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