Labor Partnerships

Empire State University develops credit-bearing programs to meet the specific needs of trade unions and organizations that help members advance their education. Partnership benefits are available to employees, members and students of our partnering unions and organizations.

College partnerships with trade unions include:

International Union of Police Associations: The partnership between Empire State University and the International Union of Police Associations was developed to provide IUPA members with access to a flexible, affordable, high-quality education delivered by an accredited institution. Members can study online, at one of 35 locations in New York state, or blend both approaches.

New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA): In partnership, Empire State University provides NYSCOPBA members with access to flexible and affordable undergraduate degree programs.

Partnerships through the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies

The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, located in metropolitan New York, coordinates partnerships with the following:

More Information

If you are interested in becoming a student and your employer or organization is already a partner, contact Empire State University for information about enrolling.

For information about labor union partnerships, please contact Gina Torino, Interim Dean, Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, via e-mail at