President's Letter

SUNY Cortland Tobacco-Free Policy

February 13, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

SUNY Cortland is pleased to be among more than 477 colleges and universities nationwide that have become 100% tobacco-free (American Lung Association July, 2017). In doing so, the College is supporting a culture of wellness and genuine respect for the well-being of all members of the campus community and the environment. The College supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form is a significant health hazard, and therefore is committed to providing a safe and accessible working and learning environment for everyone. We aim to promote a healthier campus culture by supporting and promoting a tobacco-free environment. That is why on July 25, 2011, my Cabinet and I endorsed a Tobacco-Free Policy for the SUNY Cortland campus to be effective January 1, 2013, allowing time for the community to to prepare for implementation.

One component of our educational goal continues to be attention to a good neighbor policy. Out of respect for others and their environment, members of the College community are asked to refrain from using tobacco on any neighboring properties in the areas surrounding the SUNY Cortland campus.

Special thanks are extended to everyone for continued support and cooperation in our endeavor to be a leader in campus wellness.

Please note the highlights of the College’s tobacco-free policy on this website.


Erik Bitterbaum
Erik J. Bitterbaum

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