Extraordinary strides require extraordinary investments. Investments of time, effort, and resolve. But this campaign is worth the challenge. Because taking no risk is our greatest risk. Because we know the extraordinary is within reach as long as we dare for it.

Northward Legacy

In 1818, Colby’s early faculty and students sailed up the Kennebec on the sloop Hero to start a college, far north of the established centers of higher learning. Many daring moves followed as Colby grew, struggled, and prospered. Today, the spirit of the Hero’s voyage guides our students, faculty, alumni, and staff to continue to dare northward, challenge themselves, and make an impact on the world.

True North Stories


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Your financial support will bring these values to life.

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