Plaques include any ornamental or engraved flat or low relief plate, slab or disc that can be affixed to a base, indoor or outdoor building surface or other object.
Please refer to section 775.12 of the College Handbook for details about plaque policy.
All requests for plaques for SUNY Cortland, including the location of and designs for all plaques 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.
Any proposals for new plaques, monuments or 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.
A list of all official designations and locations of plaques shall be maintained in the Vice President for Institutional Advancement Office.
Proposals for Plaques
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.
The source of funding must be identified as part of the proposal.
Building or Space (Interior)
For smaller spaces such as labs, classrooms, conference rooms, etc., a 10" x 10" cast bronze plaque with the same standards will be used.
Object (Interior only)
Object (Interior or Exterior)
Building or Space (Exterior only)
Standard Item Plaque (Interior only)
16"w x 11"h Cast Bronze Plaque
9"w x 7"h Cast Bronze Plaque
For this size plaque, lettering must be all capital letters.