Strategic Plan - SUNY Cortland

Strategic Plan

SUNY Cortland 2010-2020 A Commitment to Excellence

Our Vision

SUNY Cortland will be a college of opportunity, from which students graduate with the knowledge, integrity, skills, and compassion to excel as leaders, citizens, scholars, teachers, and champions of excellence. Prospective students and employees will choose the College in response to its nationally recognized academic programs, innovation and experiential learning, and the rich intellectual, social, and athletic life on the campus. SUNY Cortland will be a center for intellectual, cultural, and economic growth, distinguished by successful partnerships with organizations, schools, agencies, and businesses throughout the region, the nation, and the world.

Our Values

Focus on the Students

All decisions, plans, and actions revolve around students’ academic, personal, social, and cultural development and wellness.


Dedication to honesty, hard work, high personal and professional standards, and respect for people, perspectives and the environment.

Intellectual Life

Commitment to inquiry, academic rigor, creativity, lifelong learning, and contribution to discipline, profession, and the greater good.

Our Priorities

Academic Excellence

Cultivate programs of academic excellence that are recognized for integrity of curriculum, outstanding student learning outcomes, and contributions to the discipline.

Transformational Education

Ensure every student will have engaging and transformational educational experiences.


Become a national leader in the promotion of the physical, emotional, cultural, and social well-being of all community members.

Maximize Resources

Maximize resources so that structures, decision-making, and processes all work toward institutional vision, responsiveness, and sustainability.

View detailed list of campus priorities

View Strategic Plan with Outcomes (PDF)

More Information

Visit this site for more information on the work of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.