Major Markers

Standards for Major Markers

Major markers describe signage that departs from the established College signage standards.

Policy Administration

All requests for major markers for SUNY Cortland, including the location of and designs for all major markers throughout the College, will be reviewed. The scope of considerations shall include exterior and interior permanent, commemorative and decorative works of art such as memorials, class gifts and sculptures.

Design Standards

Any proposals for new major markers must conform to SUNY Cortland policies and design standards related to signage and graphics and the master plan maintained by the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Office.


An official list of all official designations and locations of major markers shall be maintained in the Vice President for Institutional Advancement Office.


Proposals for Major Markers

Proposals may be made by college departments, alumni classes, “Friends” groups or any group, organization or individual from within or outside the College.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals must first be submitted to the appropriate dean, director or department supervisor, who may then recommend it to the vice president for institutional advancement for review. If approved, the vice president shall forward proposals to the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Office.

Funding Source

The source of funding must be identified as part of the proposal.