Centers and Institutes

601 Tully: 601 Tully is a center for engaged artistic practice that houses an international art gallery and offers neighborhood workshops. 601 Tully is a living sculpture where artists, community members, and scholars engage in the co-production of culture. The 601 Tully Design Team, taught by Professor Marion Wilson, exists in a Syracuse University class called Social Sculpture: 601 Tully Design/Build. The building was an abandoned residence that had become a neighborhood drug zone. The class (students from the School of Architecture, College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Education, Creative Writing Program, ESF & Fowler High School) was/will be responsible for re-zoning, designing, building, and sustaining the program. 601 Tully opened to the public in June 2011.

Aging Studies Institute: ASI is a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Its mission is to coordinate and promote aging-related research, training, and outreach at Syracuse University. With 40 faculty affiliates from more than a dozen departments, ASI provides multi-disciplinary research and education that is relevant to almost every academic discipline on campus.

Burton Blatt Institute: The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. BBI has offices in Syracuse, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

Center for European Studies: Syracuse University’s Center for European Studies gives new shape to a proud tradition of European studies at Syracuse. The Center for European Studies advances a new, University-wide vision of Europe that reflects new realities and complexities on the entire continent, from the Atlantic to the Urals. The center draws on and renews a tradition of European studies at Syracuse that encompasses outstanding programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professional schools, peerless study abroad centers, and strong language programs that together mark Syracuse University as a national leader in instruction and research on Europe.

Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement (CGPA):  This program is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented students (African American/Black, Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander) receiving degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

Center on Human Policy: CHP is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to ensure the rights of people with disabilities.

Community Folk Art Center: Provides a high-quality showcase for African Diasporan artists.

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center encompasses services addressing mental health, sexual assault and relationship violence, and substance abuse issues. We are staffed by experienced clinicians and are here to assist students in addressing concerns related to adjusting to college life.

Disability Cultural Center: Empower students, enhance equity, and provide platform for innovation and inclusion.

English Language Institute (ELI):  The core program at the ELI is Academic English, designed for students who are conditionally admitted to Syracuse University, students who wish to study at another university in the United States, professionals who would like to improve their English to better succeed in their careers, and other individuals who would like to learn English intensively.

Gebbie Clinic: The Gebbie Clinic offers personalized and individualized service and support to adults, children, and families in need of diagnostic and treatment for a wide variety of speech-language and hearing difficulties. Services are provided by our highly skilled students, who are earning advanced degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology, under the direct supervision of speech-language pathologists and audiologists licensed by the New York State Department of Education and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Syracuse University is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Hendricks Chapel: Hendricks Chapel is the diverse religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural heart of Syracuse University that connects people of all faiths and no faith through active engagement, mutual dialogue, reflective spirituality, responsible leadership and a rigorous commitment to social justice.

Institute on Communication and Inclusion: For almost 20 years, the Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) has been giving a voice and a means to communicate to people with disabilities who may have otherwise been living in silence or isolation by conducting research and promoting support for people with disabilities to communicate in schools and society. Formerly called the Facilitated Communication Institute, our updated name represents a broadened focus, reflecting lines of research, training and public dissemination that focus on school and community inclusion, narratives of disability and ability, and disability rights.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families: The IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. Through our focus on veteran-facing programming, research and policy, employment and employer support, and community engagement, the institute provides in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community, captures best practices, and serves as a forum to facilitate new partnerships and strong relationships between the individuals and organizations committed to making a difference for veterans and military families.

Kiebach Center for International Business Studies: The Olivia and Walter Kiebach Center for International Business Studies promotes international business expertise in the teaching, scholarship, and service of our faculty. The Kiebach Center works to increase your appreciation, knowledge, and career development in international business, while focusing on creating a global mindset among students and faculty. The Kiebach Center has been a catalyst in internationalizing educational activities in Whitman.

La Casita Cultural Center: Established to advance an educational and cultural agenda of civic engagement through research, cultural heritage preservation, media, and the arts, bridging the Hispanic communities of SU and CNY.

LGBT Resource Center: The Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center embodies values of accountability, awareness, community, and social justice. The LGBT Resource Center strives to create a safer campus that promotes understanding, acceptance, empowerment, and visibility of people with marginalized genders and sexualities.

Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service: Opened in 1994 with support from the Carrier Corporation, the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service is the centerpiece of the University’s community engagement initiative. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to work together for intellectual, ethical, professional and personal development through reciprocal learning in partnership with the community.

Mobile Literacy Arts Bus (MLAB): The Mobile Literacy Arts Bus (MLAB) is an artist-run, renovated recreational vehicle that exists as a flexible space open to community members’ proposals for alternative educational and cultural programming. MLAB is the collaborative effort of the 2007-08 Social Sculpture class at Syracuse University, comprised of 10 art and architecture students and led by Marion Wilson, an artist and director of community initiatives in the visual arts of Syracuse University. Our mission was to transform a used, 1984 recreationally bus into a Mobile Literacy and Arts Bus for use by the Syracuse City School District and the greater Syracuse community.

The Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center: A Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Heritage Center focused on telling the story of the native peoples of central New York. The history is told through the lens of the Onondaga Nation and covers topics such as Creation, European Contact, The Great Law of Peace, and more. The Onondagas, or People of the Hills, are the keepers of the Central Fire and are the spiritual and political center of the Haudenosaunee.

Slutzker Center for International Services: The Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for International Services is dedicated to the support and success of all international students at Syracuse University. Services include assistance with student visa documents; special orientation programs; English con­versation groups; guidance with immigration compliance; and events that encourage international students to meet people from all over the world.

South Asia Center: The center participates in collaboration with Cornell University to form a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region.

Syracuse Humanities Center: A hub of humanities research, fellowships, and public programming, the Syracuse University Humanities Center—whose home is in the College of Arts and Sciences—cultivates diverse forms of humanities scholarship; sponsors dynamic programming; and highlights the humanities as a public good.

Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education: The Taishoff Center is committed to inclusive higher educational opportunities for students with disabilities, particularly students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Partnered with Syracuse University, the Taishoff Center offers support, research, training, and resources to individuals, families, and college campus communities looking for strategies to foster and support college students with disabilities.

Veterans’ Resource Center:  Dedicated to providing the services veterans need to pursue their education at Syracuse, which includes offering information about admissions, financial aid, use of veterans benefits, receiving credit for military experience, and help with housing.