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What does SUNY Cortland mean to members of the community?

It means having a safe and comfortable environment where you can run or walk or swim.

It means being able to enjoy a play or a concert or a dance performance or an art exhibit.

It means having a place to take your kids on a drizzly Saturday afternoon.

It means signing up for a class, taking part in a health program or cheering on our championship sports teams.

In other words, SUNY Cortland puts a lot of opportunities right in your backyard, and we encourage you to take advantage of them.

So if you think of a college as set apart from the people and places around it, think again. SUNY Cortland is in the community and for the community. Come visit us and explore all we have to offer.

College-Community Appreciation Awards

Each year we honor citizens who have been active in support of SUNY Cortland with our College-Community Appreciation Awards. Twenty-eight recipients have been honored with the award since its inception in 1985.


How We Contribute to the Community

Our students are active in the community as interns with local businesses and student teachers in area schools. They also devote thousands of hours of community service through projects sponsored by the College’s Institute for Civic Engagement and its Main Street SUNY Cortland initiative.

Our service-learning programs improve the community while helping students learn important lessons about civic responsibility. Initiatives such as these are why SUNY Cortland was named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

SUNY Cortland has a significant impact on the local economy.


We're proud of our national recognition. Check out our accomplishments.

Community and College Commission

SUNY Cortland has joined forces with the Cortland community to create the Community and College Commission.

The charge of this group is to develop recommendations to the city and college with a comprehensive approach to policies, procedures, programming, services, rules and assessment with respect to student behavior, safety and related concerns during the weekend of the Cortland-Ithaca football game.

Visit the Community and College Commission website.

Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

Formerly the home of Cortland’s Wickwire family, the historic Parks Alumni House now serves as the center for our Alumni Association and special events. The facility is also open to the public for weddings, business retreats and parties or elegant bed-and-breakfast weekend getaways.


SUNY Cortland Employment

With more than 1,400 employees, SUNY Cortland is the leading employer in the City of Cortland and the County of Cortland, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work in the area.


Get Involved

Interested in volunteering for events on campus? Want to work at the New York Jets Summer Training Camp? We'd be happy to have you join us.


Hire a Student

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Are you looking for a student worker or intern? Please visit our Career Services website or contact Career Services at 607-753-4715 so your job listing can be added to DragonConnect.


President Bitterbaum to Kick Off Conversation Series

“Let’s Talk about Race” marks the first of three discussions in the President Bitterbaum’s conversation series.

Aspiring Teacher Fights Medical Setback with a Smile

Sophomore Kaley Clavell was honored by the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine after overcoming a tumor in her jaw.

Bank Grant Sending Scholars to Spain

Some 30 students will study in Salamanca as SUNY-Santander Global Scholars.

College Council Honors Amy Simrell

As YWCA director, her efforts often mirrored the College's priorities and values.

Cortland C-Club Inducts Seven New Members

SUNY Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame 47th annual ceremonies were held Sept. 26.


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