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Building on Decades of Success at Greenberg House, Syracuse University Seeks New Space for Washington, D.C., Headquarters
Since its opening in 1990, Greenberg House has served as Syracuse University’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, providing a central location in the nation’s capital for student recruitment, alumni engagement, University development and government relations. Made possible by a lead gift from Trustee Paul Greenberg ’65, the multipurpose facility has offered space for classes, seminars, conferences and meetings, and supported all the University’s schools and colleges.
Now, after 30 years of growth, innovation and successful programming, Syracuse University has outgrown the Greenberg House facility. The University plans to vacate the space and place the property on the market later this month, based on a need for larger classroom, event and office space, with an increasing number of Washington, D.C., programs taking place at other locations and via virtual forums.
Additionally, the four-story, 7,700-square-foot facility does not support the University’s commitment to providing physical space that is inclusive and accessible to all in the community. Modifying the building to be ADA compliant would be a significant and costly undertaking that would still not provide the required space and program needs.
“We are immensely grateful to Paul Greenberg and all the donors whose vision and generosity made Greenberg House our home away from home and laid the foundation for our presence in Washington, D.C.,” says Chancellor Kent Syverud. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to global learning, which includes a sustained, visible and comprehensive presence in our nation’s capital. It is our intention to identify new space in closer proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., to help accommodate the growing demands of our academic programs and to meet the needs of advancement, alumni engagement and government relations.”
The University will maintain its robust academic, research and scholarship presence in Washington, D.C., through the Maxwell School’s flagship programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, along with semester-long courses and immersion programs offered by the Newhouse School, the College of Law, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and other academic partners.
The University will also remain highly visible and present via engagement with alumni, government leaders, policy makers, scholars and educators, and through the Maxwell School’s unique partnership with the best-in-class think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our collection of 13 schools and colleges with over 200 customizable majors close the gap between education and action, so students can take on the world. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected challenges with interdisciplinary approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community that moves ideas, individuals and impact beyond what’s possible.