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Post in the Community

Post has a rich and proud tradition of community involvement and social responsibility.

​Post University is dedicated to supporting the community where our students and associates work, study and play. Each year, we support a wide variety of organizations that make a difference in the lives of others. Our community relations activities fulfill the University’s commitment to the common good in the greater Waterbury region.

​Post Makes It Personal®  because…

We Connect with Community

Civic engagement is an important element of Post University. Students volunteer as a vehicle for learning and exploration adjacent to their classroom activities while faculty and staff enrich their experience at the institution through community service. From collecting food donations for area shelters to increasing access to the arts, to support youth groups, as part of our corporate social responsibility, the University invested over $300,000 in our Greater Waterbury community.

Our student athletes have volunteered over 2,361 hours at 49 different opportunities affecting 22 organizations in and around Waterbury. Our University ranked in the top 30 for volunteer hours as reported by Helper Helper, an online volunteer tracking tool used by Division II athletic programs.

Proposed LaMoy Field Lights
Post University proposes to install lights on its athletic field to eliminate conflicts between practice and class schedules…


Post Student Athletic Advisory Committee also launched a new chapter of Hope Happens Here Foundation. Each season, the chapter hosts various athletic games to raise awareness and highlight resources for mental health.

We give our Time, Talent and Treasures – United Way of Greater Waterbury

Members of the university not only participate in acts of service, they personally donate to the United Way of Greater Waterbury during an annual giving campaign. For the nonprofit’s ‘Be the Reason’ 2020-21 campaign, chaired by Post University CEO & President John L. Hopkins, the University raised over $169,900 for the campaign.

Our associates also actively supporting these vibrant organizations:
Waterbury Boys & Girls Club, Mattituck Museum, Main Street Waterbury, Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, Palace Theatre, Connecticut Community Foundation and the Better Business Bureau.

We collaborate to support economic development and downtown revitalization

When we chose to expand downtown, we made a concerted choice to support the life of downtown Waterbury. The Howland-Hughes renovation and the success of our move provided a launch pad for downtown Waterbury’s economic development and investment activity in the area. Post Downtown now stands as a shining example of downtown revitalization and the physical embodiment of our unwavering support for our Waterbury home.

We also support our downtown community by:

  • Hosting Spring Commencement in downtown’s historic Palace Theater
  • Partnering with Main Street Waterbury, advocate, educate, and collaborate for the revitalization and  enhancement of downtown Waterbury
    • Digital sign placement program. To date, 11 community groups used our digital boards that face I-84 to promote their events and program.
    • Hosted Santa’s Back on Bank Street, a community event which transformed the lobby of Post Downtown into Santa’s Workshop.

Digital Duck CelebrationFor inquiries about sponsorships, please contact Bob Sembiante at [email protected]