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Save the date for Spectrum 2020

The biennial NY6 Spectrum Conference will be held on April 3-5 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. This free event allows students, faculty, and staff to engage in discussions and workshops exploring sexuality, gender identity and expression, intersectionality, and lived experiences. Workshops and events will feature a variety of tracks for faculty, advisors, staff, and students. The opening session will feature a moderated discussion with Steven Canals, executive producer of the hit show POSE. 

Proposals for Spectrum 2020 program sessions are being accepted through February 3. For additional information, visit the conference website

Call for Proposals

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is pleased to offer seed grant opportunities to encourage faculty to develop new partnerships and academic collaborations.  Seed grants of up to $2,000 are available to support groups of faculty, staff, and/or students from three or more member campuses. Faculty who are currently involved in or are interested in developing new academic collaborations are invited to submit proposals for funding to support their project.  

Previously funded projects:

Challenges and Possibilities of INDS Programs in the NY6. Principal organizer: Elizabeth Belanger (Hobart and William Smith Colleges).

NY6 Consortium for the Cultivation of Future Teachers. Principal organizers: Margery Gardner and Mark Stern (Colgate University).

Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology in the Liberal Arts College (CLAC): Exploring Best Practices for Teaching, Advising, Practice, Scholarship, and Service (TAPSS). Principal organizer: Cay Anderson-Hanley (Union College).

Deadlines for Funding Requests:

November 1: For primary activities occurring between Jan. 1 and June 30

May 1: For primary activities occurring between July 1 and December 31

If a new project has come up outside of the funding cycle, the New York Six may be able to fund your project. Please email Deanna McCay, the NY6 Project Manager, at for information.


Interested faculty may submit proposals through our online form.

Register Now for the 9th Annual NY6 Undergraduate Research Conference

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to register for the 9th Annual NY6 Undergraduate Research Conference, to be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Union College in Schenectady, NY. This FREE conference provides students the opportunity to present their work at a professional meeting without the barriers of high travel and registration fees.  It is also an excellent opportunity for NY6 faculty to meet one another, foster collaborations, and discuss their research.  

Students may share their research either as an oral presentation (12 minutes) or as a poster (posters should be 3' high X 4' wide). Students across the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium and other regional schools are invited to participate. 

For the most up-to-date information, check out our conference website.

Don't miss this opportunity to share your work with your NY6 peers - register now! If you are interested in attending the conference, but not presenting, kindly register for the conference as a non-presenter.

To register, complete this online form or register below: