Climate Emergency Events Happening TODAY!

Hello Honorites!

On Friday, September 20 there will be a global climate strike involving events all over the U.S. and rest of the world. The main rally will be in New York City, where Greta Thunberg will be the featured speaker. But, if you can’t make it to NYC and want to participate locally, there are two events in Ithaca that day that you can attend: 1) the Sunrise Ithaca Climate Strike at Bernie Milton Pavilion from noon to 2 pm; and 2) a climate rally at Stewart Park from 3 to 5 pm.

Sunrise Ithaca: Climate Strike @ Bernie Milton Pavilion, Noon-2 pm

September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.The strikes on the 20th will launch us into a week of global climate action to publicly call on world leaders and, here in the US, elected officials to take the action needed to save our futures, and to send a clear message that come Election Day 2020, we will take the climate fight to the ballot boxes.

For the Ithaca Global Climate Strike, organized by Sunrise Ithaca, we call on all residents to strike from school and work and convene at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. We will assemble speakers, presentations, songs and a space to build climate resiliency & climate action.


Climate Rally at Stewart Park, 3-5 pm

Barbara Lifton, New York Assemblywoman, Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Candidate for the NY-23 seat in US House of Representatives, and Anne Armstrong, Author of “Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Global Climate Strike” will be among the speakers at Ithaca Climate Action rally, to be held at Stewart Park in Ithaca, New York, as part of the Global Climate Strike activities planned on September 20th. The rally will start at 3 pm at the Small Pavilion in Stewart Park.

Entertainment will include music for the Bahamas with Ithaca’s own DJ Ziggy, featuring a benefit mini-concert starting at 2:30 pm with an opportunity to donate to Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. A number of organizations will be on hand to share their climate change solutions.

The event is designed to help teach how everyone can take individual and community action to combat the threat of climate change. Several organizations are scheduled to participate in the afternoon event including:


·         Cayuga Nature Center

·         Cornell Cooperative Extension with a display on energy use and the Energy Bike

·         Discover Cayuga Lake–focusing on invasive species & climate change

·         Extinction Rebellion

·         The History Center showing historical climate events in Tompkins County

·         Ithaca High School Green Team

·         Mothers Out Front working on climate action for all

·         Museum of the Earth featuring face-painting for young climate activists.

·         NY23 Votes doing voter registration

·         Project Drawdown

·         Sciencenter

·         Sustainable Tompkins

·         Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

Following the Stewart Park Rally Discover Cayuga Lake is running a special cruise from 6 – 8 pm, featuring a discussion of climate change and local watersheds. DJ Ziggy will be on board. Students will be able to purchase discounted tickets.

Fill Your Break With Service & Sign Up for the Alternative Fall Break Trip!

Hello Honorites!


The year’s Alternative Fall Break trip is occurring on October 17- 20, 2019!

Applications are open until September 30th on IC engage.

The two locations are:

Buffalo, NY

Students will volunteer at the Food Bank of Western NY, learning how Food Banks operate, and assisting in package preparation. Additionally, students will volunteer at Journey’s End Refugee Services (JERS), learning how this organization assists refugees in becoming healthy, independent, contributing members of the community.

Adirondack Mountain Club, NY

Students will have the opportunity to engage in ADK’s Fall Trails Day, hike the Adirondacks, and interact with volunteers from other areas.

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!

Contact Don Austin in OSE ( or at 607 274 3222 with any and all inquiries.

Nick Mitchell Presents: “Ethnic Studies at 50: Reflections on Knowledge and Power” on Sept 10th @ Kling Lounge at 6pm

Hello Honorites!

This year’s CSCRE Discussion Series is about ROOTS AND ROUTES: Reflecting Toward Change. The first talk is titled “Ethnic Studies at 50: Reflections on Knowledge and Power,” presented by Nick Mitchell, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, University of California @ Santa Cruz.

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Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Klingenstein Lounge

In 1969, a collective composed primarily of student-of-color student activists agreed to end what remains to this day the longest continuous student strike in the history of the United States. Enlivened, in a time of war and racial terror, by the idea that university resources could be repurposed toward the end of liberation, the strike’s culmination led to the official establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies. In this talk, I return to the scene of the strike. I want to not only consider its historical significance and the lessons it might offer us today but also argue that honoring this legacy involves appreciating our distance from it. Our present moment of racial terror, mainstream neofascism, and liberation dreaming needs a different understanding of the relationship between knowledge and power and a new strategy for using higher education for emancipatory purposes.

Register Today to Attend the Social Action Leadership Retreat (SALR)!

Hello Honorites!

The Social Action Leadership Retreat will be happening on November 15th – 17th. This will be a two-day retreat off campus, where students will get a chance to develop skills and knowledge to drive positive social change in their communities. For more information about the retreat, click here! Applications close on October 1st!

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Interested in Mentoring 11th & 12th Grade Students? Found out how to get involved with Project Embolden!

Hello Honorites!

Project Embolden is an initiative created by the senior class of BOLD Women’s Leadership Scholars. This campus transformation project is a mentorship program in collaboration with New Roots Charter School, specifically working with 11th and 12th graders.

Project Embolden intends on building mentor and mentee connections between youth in high school and young adults in college, specifically as it relates to exploring post- high school ventures. We aim to contribute to social change, service and inclusivity through youth mentorship.


On-Campus Food Pantry!

Hello Honorites!


The Pantry, the Ithaca College On-site Food Pantry, opens for Fall for students, faculty and staff on Friday, August 30 from 4-5:30pm.  The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room in Egbert Hall which can be accessed by taking the stairs to the left of the information desk down one level or from outside the building by using the stairs from the upper quads or the academic quad that lead to the back of Egbert Hall.

  • The pantry has a wide variety of food staples including refrigerated and frozen items as well as personal care items and paper products.
  • Fall Hours will be Tuesdays from 6-7pm and Fridays from 4-5:30pm.
  • Shoppers who bring a reusable bag when they shop will be entered to win a monthly drawing of food and cooking related items.
  • Shoppers are limited to one standard size reusable grocery bag each time they shop so that we have enough supplies for all shoppers.

Volunteers are needed to staff the Pantry! It’s a simple volunteer position – and will be one of the most rewarding things you spend time doing this semester.  Faculty, staff and students are welcome as volunteers.  We will provide all the training you need (which is minimal) . If you are interested, please go here to sign up.

More information on IC’s ongoing efforts to ensure food security can be found here.

Help us fill the food pantry on campus! Look for “The Pantry” donation cans at all retail dining locations. Donations (Cash, Credit Card, ID Express) are currently being accepted and will help to stock IC’s food pantry this semester. Please donate today, your donation will help to nourish our campus community.

Donation locations are: Food Court, Ithaca Bakery, Academic Cafes, Library Café, Towers Marketplace and Circles Market.

Ongoing support for the food pantry is always needed and appreciated.  If you are interested in making a gift to support Ithaca College in ensuring food security you can do so here. Under “Designation,” please indicate that you would like to “Give to area(s) of your choice,” and then specify “IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity.”

Faculty and staff can also give via ongoing payroll deduction. Faculty and Staff should select “other” and then specify “IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity” to ensure that your gift is used in support of the Food Pantry.

All gifts will be used to purchase food, personal care items, and other supplies needed by our campus community.

Follow the IC Pantry on social media!

Instagram: thepantryIC and Twitter: ICfoodpantry


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Student Affairs and Campus Life at or (607) 274-3374. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.