The Purchase College Association is in many ways the starting point to your campus experience, but it all starts with your More Card. Your More Card opens up access to the campus, and to our other services such as Purchase Dining, the campus shuttle transportation system, and more.

In technical terms, the Purchase College Association is a campus auxiliary services provider that operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation registered by the State of New York in 1979.

Our mission is to provide Purchase College students, faculty, and staff with high-quality, low-cost auxiliary services that support the academic mission. The Purchase College Association is overseen by a board of directors consisting of members drawn from students, faculty, and staff. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Purchase College Association is to provide Purchase College students, faculty, staff, and community members with high-quality, low-cost, sustainable, auxiliary services that support the academic mission. 

Guiding Principles

  • Be the entrepreneurial enterprise of the college.
  • Continue to benchmark against peer institutions state-wide and nationally. 
  • Support environmental and social awareness issues in business practices.
  • Engage with our dynamic student body on new initiatives and current services.
  • Foster transparency and open book management practices.

Social Responsibility

The Purchase College Association shall understand and participate in governance systems through the development, maintenance, and orderly change of team, workplace service, and environmental norms; by appropriately challenging the disruptive, incorrect, or inappropriate behavior of other individuals or groups; participating in volunteer service activities; and understanding the social and economic impact of the organization’s decisions while demonstrating ethical behavior.

Independence

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the Purchase College Association functions autonomously from the College but supports the College’s mission and goals. 

Core Values

  • Students
  • Teamwork
  • Family
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Fast Followers
  • Education and Training
  • Health and Wellness
  • Sustainability
  • Humor
  • Civility

Organization Structure

 

The Purchase College Association encompasses the following services:

  • More Card Office
  • Parking & Transportation
  • Purchase Dining Services
  • The More Store
  • Purchase Bookstore
  • Cable TV
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Vending Machines
  • ATMs

 For a full view of our organization’s structure, please refer to our organizational chart below.

View Organization Structure