Initiatives of the Campaign
The Campaign for Pleasantville
Transforming the Pace experience
Athletics: Competitive Facilities
The athletics program at Pace will be one of the principal beneficiaries of the new plan. Upon the completion of this plan, University Athletics will enter a new era of achievement and progress.
These additions will equip our student-athletes with the facilities to train and compete at an even higher level, enhance our recruiting efforts, and raise the visibility of our athletics programs. Pace alumni, parents, neighbors, and community members will benefit as the new facilities will be welcoming to all.
Academics: Building a Stronger Living and Learning Experience
A major component of this initiative is consolidating our Briarcliff campus to Pleasantville to build a stronger residential campus community. This will provide a more traditional living and learning environment for our undergraduate students. The plans will double the number of students living on campus to 1,400.
Crucial to this effort is the creation of new living-learning communities that brings students together with the same academic or student interests. The cornerstone of this plan for each residence hall will include a first-floor classroom and meeting space, a faculty apartment, and modern study spaces on each floor.
Environment: Emphasis on Sustainability
A hallmark of this transformation is to create a more sustainable campus both in our physical and our academic offerings. Our campus plans will be defined by vast outdoor spaces, an expansive "campus green" at the center connecting buildings, landscaped pedestrian paths, and a campus free from car traffic and noise.
The new Environmental Center in particular will be a tremendous boon both to Pace and to the Westchester community. By promoting environmental education and maintaining wildlife exhibits, Pace is offering students and the public an opportunity to discover the wonders of the natural world and promote environmental consciousness. In addition, more than 60% of the Pleasantville campus will be preserved and maintained as open green space.