CRCDS Welcomes New Students

All of us at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to our new and returning students. Fall classes started Monday, August 29, 2016 and the school will formally open the academic semester at Convocation on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Please join us in offering prayers for our students as they continue to answer God's call to ministry.

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Register Today! CRCDS Fall Lectures Begin October 3, 2016

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's 2016 Fall Lectures, "Praise, Protest and Policy–Religion and Politics"  begin on Monday, October 3, 2016 and continue through Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Highlights include:

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

  • African American Legacy Lecture: “The African American Church and the 2016 Political Season: Our Vison–Our Values–Our Votes" with Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

  • Christian Faith & LGBT Experience: LGBT Advocates and Straight Allies: A Collaboration of Religion, Politics, Labor and Business with NYS Assemblymember  Harry Bronson

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:00 am

  • Janice Lynn Cohen Symposium: Caring for Children Where they Live: Community Clinics in Faith-Based Settings

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 pm

  • Helen Barrett Montgomery Lecture: Can These Bones Live Again?”: Faith and Politics in 2016, Part 1 with Simone Campbell, SSS

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:30 am

  • Helen Barrett Montgomery Lecture: Can These Bones Live Again?”: Faith and Politics in 2016, Part 2 with Simone Campbell, SSS

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:15 pm

  • Helen Barrett Montgomery Luncheon (Featuring the Presentation of the Women of Vision Award)

All lectures are free, but we need to know you're coming! Lunches are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and may be purchased for $15 per person (tax included). Reservations for lectures and meals must be received by September 23, 2016.

To see the complete list of events, event locations or to register online, please click here: or call (585) 340-9643.





Who Will Shape Our Future?

CRCDS President Dr. Marvin A. McMickle posed a crucial question, "Who Will Shape Our Future?" in a Letter to the Editor published in the August 26, 2016 edition of the Rochester, NY Democrat and Chronicle.

View Dr. McMickle's article here:

Dr. McMickle LTE





CRCDS welcomes Rob Phillips to staff

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School is pleased to welcome Rob Phillips to its staff. Rob will serve as an Instructional Designer & Content Manager and reports to Dr. Rachel McGuire, Academic Life's Director of New Models. Rob will support faculty and students who are building and using online courses. He will also support a growing network of content creators who are shaping educational content for a Community Learning Platform being developed to expand academic outreach.

Rob, a Rochester, NY native, studied Broadcast Communications at SUNY Brockport and earned a Master's Degree in Instructional  Design and Technology from Walden University. He has extensive experience in educational technologies, leadership development, and creative instruction. He was an employee of Staples, Inc. for sixteen years, working in Instructional Design for the last 4 1/2 years.

Rob and his wife Kelly are avid Rochester Amerks hockey supporters and have a passion for rescuing animals, especially cats and dogs.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to the CRCDS community.











Join us for CRCDS Fall Convocation: August 31, 2016

Alumni/ae and friends of CRCDS and the BMTS are invited to attend Convocation which signals the official opening of the 2016-17academic year at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Convocation takes place  Wednesday, August 31st at 4:00 p.m. in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, 1100 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY.

A  picnic buffet for the entire community will follow on the Terrace (or the Refectory if raining).  Tickets for the picnic are $5.00 per person and may be purchased by contacting Tiersa Dennis at (585) 271-1320 or via e-mail at The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at this joyous beginning of the new academic year.