Fact Sheet

Our Organization

Communications for the Community (comm.UNITY) is a student organization at Syracuse University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry that works to train the next generation of socially responsible and community-minded communications professionals. Students will work with local non-profits to create and improve sustainable communication plans.

Our Mission

To connect students interested in communications professions with local non-profit organizations, with the goal of creating sustainable communications plans for those organizations; and to bridge the gap between Syracuse University / SUNY-ESF and the Central New York non-profit sector. All services of comm.UNITY are provided by university students and do not require any type of payment.

About Working with comm.UNITY

Working with comm.UNITY is a special partnership that is mutually beneficial for both parties involved. Non-profits benefit from free services to help with their communications needs, and comm.UNITY will also equip them with the tools and knowledge necessary to continue our practices long after we’re done with our initial work together. comm.UNITY members will benefit from invaluable experience with non-profit organizations.


At the 44 Stars of Excellence Celebration in April 2011, comm.UNITY was awarded the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service Award. It is presented to student organizations that have exhibited exceptional effort in planning and implementing significant service projects to the University and Syracuse community.

At the 44 Stars of Excellence Celebration in April 2009, comm.UNITY won its first-ever award: the Macy’s Rising Star Award! It is presented to a recognized student organization that has made the most significant impact through their innovative programming, membership recruitment, service, and commitment to the university and the Syracuse community.


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