Special Opportunities

Unique educational resources and groups are available for students of all interests, abilities, and means.


THRIVE is an initiative designed to advance wellness and well-being across the curriculum and campus life. Building upon our reputation in the health sciences, this interdisciplinary program is our way of educating you as a whole person, not just a student.

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Career Resources

The Office of Career Planning will guide you through the personal career development process as you seek out local, national, and global internship and employment opportunities — even after you graduate.

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Honors Program

The Russell Sage College Honors Program offers an innovative, rigorous, and participatory educational experience that challenges highly-motivated students to be engaged contributors and leaders within the academic community.

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Women’s Institute

The institute promotes women’s leadership and gender equity and inclusivity through a student learning community and public events positioning Sage as a thought leader on contemporary social issues.

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No matter your discipline, you’ll have regular opportunities to conduct research, present at conferences (including the prestigious National Undergraduate Research Conference), and even have your work published — in fact, 29 students presented at conferences in our most recent academic year. The Kathleen A. Donnelly Center for Undergraduate Research can assist you with presentation skills, posters, technical support, and publication.

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Study Abroad

To help you broaden your perspective and expand your cultural thinking, Sage offers opportunities to explore the world through Study Abroad and Study Away programs. You can choose from a variety of places around the world including Israel, England, Costa Rica, and Germany, or even study for a semester at another participating college within the United States.

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The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a partnership between Russell Sage College and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). HEOP is designed to provide broad and varied educational instruction to capable students who, due to limited academic and financial resources, would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend Sage.

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The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Russell Sage College is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education to support talented underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and licensed professional careers. CSTEP offers academic workshops and seminars, academic support and enrichment, career planning workshops, support in finding research or internship experience in STEM content areas, and numerous other opportunities critical to student success.

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Division III NCAA Teams (Go Gators!)

Average Class Size is 18 Students


students from Capital Region