The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA) was created as a means to expand high impact practices that promote student engagement and innovative learning leading to student achievement. CURCA seeks to increase the number and quality of faculty-student mentored research through independent studies and summer research. CURCA seeks to make undergraduate research and scholarship opportunities available to as many students as possible across the curriculum.
Siena Service Scholars is an academic internship program in New York's State Capital. Participants in this program take one class, COMD 280 "Internship in Sustainable Community Change" which combines the study of the root causes of poverty and best practices in community development with hands-on and behind the scenes non-profit immersion.