Syracuse UniversityOffice of Government and Community Relations


Community Relations

Our office is a liaison with neighborhood, community, business, and nonprofit organizations on matters pertaining to campus-community relationships.  The office is an an engaged civic, cultural, and business partner dedicated to preserving the University's long-term community relationships, advancing current priorities and exploring new initiatives. We value feedback and appreciate suggestions or ideas on ways we can continue to engage in and strengthen our partnerships with the community.  Contact us through this website or call us at 315-443-CARE anytime with a concern or a suggestion.

Safety and Security

Syracuse University is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, staff, and faculty.  The Office of Community Relations is a resource for information on safety patrols and crime prevention.

Living Here

The University offers ownership incentive programs to staff and faculty who may wish to reside in the University neighborhood. Rental resources, too.  Convenient transportation options and The Hill retail and business community enhance the quality of life for residents.

Be a Good Neighbor

Find helpful information on housing codes, trash removal, parking and more. Also, learn how to get involved in your community through diverse neighborhood organizations and associations.

United Way Campaign United Way logo

As one of the area’s largest employers, Syracuse University plays an important role in the overall success of the United Way’s community-wide efforts.  The dollars we contribute annually to the United Way directly affect positive change in Onondaga County through 32 agencies and 91 programs. 

The United Way, our trusted partner for more than 40 years, is committed to careful stewardship of our philanthropic dollars –monitoring each of its funded agencies’ accounting, management, and program practices. A pledge card is mailed to all employees in early October.  For more information about the University's United Way campaign, visit the campaign website.

Why do SU employees give to the United Way? Watch this short video to find out!

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