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Office Information


Each residence hall has a live-in professional residence hall director and student staff members, consisting of resident assistants, an administrative assistant and an academic peer mentor. This has been established to help create a positive community in the halls.


Alcohol, Guest, Quiet Hours Policy

  • Alcohol Policy: There is to be no possession or consumption of alcohol of any kind on campus during finals week.
  • Quiet Hours: 24-hour quiet hours will begin on the last day of classes and will continue through the last day of final exams.
  • Guest Policy: If you need to host an overnight guest you must receive special permission from your RHD.


Licenses, Forms and Documents

These policies support the goal of residence life and housing at SUNY Cortland to provide a clean, comfortable, safe and enriching living environment.

  • Room and Board License
  • Residence Life and Housing Policies: Key to Residence Hall Living
  • West Campus Apartments License
  • Judson Taylor Leadership House License


Residence Life and Housing Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The SUNY Cortland Residence Life and Housing Office offers exemplary facilities while encouraging learning, acceptance, and cooperation that engages all individuals as positive community members by providing opportunities for academic support, civic responsibility, and personal and leadership development.

Vision Statement

SUNY Cortland has a strong commitment to a quality residential experience. Residence Life and Housing is responsible for providing a safe, secure, well-maintained environment where students can learn, develop and flourish. The residence hall environment must support students as they pursue their academic program while also allowing students an environment in which to relax and socialize. The residence hall staffing pattern, which includes live-in professionals as well as student staff, has been established to facilitate this kind of balance. It is the staff's responsibility to understand the College’s expectations, to know their students, to be aware of campus resources and to develop programs which complement, support, and enhance the classroom experience.

Residence Hall Association

SUNY Cortland's Residence Hall Association is one of the largest organizations on campus; its members include every student currently residing in an on-campus Residence Hall.


National Residence Hall Honorary

NRHH is a student-run organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding student leadership on campus. Members of NRHH are expected to lead by example, act as role models to the campus community, make contributions to the organization, campus and Cortland community.