The Purchase College Association (PCA) has garnered $20,000 to fund this year’s grants, which will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters.


All full-time and part-time faculty.


To support faculty initiatives that increase student engagement with the world beyond the classroom and offer them new venues for interacting with each other. Examples include taking a class on a trip to a museum exhibit or a performance.

Preference is given to activities that do the following:

  • Assist lower-level students build a connection to each other and Purchase College.
  • Serve at least 10 students, and preferably more.
  • Involve students from numerous academic disciplines.
  • Involve event registration/entry fees or ticket costs.
  • Eliminate or offset the cost of public transportation fees to and from the activity.
  • Are not fully funded elsewhere. No events will be double-funded.


Up to $500

Applications Due

Please submit at least 3 weeks prior to the event to ensure timely review and processing.

For more information and to apply, please see the revised Student Engagement Grant Guidelines and Application.