About Us

Momentum Defines SUNY Cortland

You can’t miss the momentum that’s everywhere on the SUNY Cortland campus. You’ll find an active student body involved in research projects, clubs and organizations. And you’ll definitely feel the energy and spirit of the crowds who cheer on our Red Dragon athletic teams.

Our dedicated faculty love to teach and collaborate with students on everything from scholarly pursuits to community service activities. Our enthusiastic staff stands ready to assist students with academic support, residence life, events and administrative issues, among others.

Each year, our devoted alumni return to campus to participate in programs designed to connect them with current students. They also come back for reunions, athletic events, and to be honored by the College.

The momentum is in the air. You can feel it!

Uniquely SUNY Cortland

The inspiration to be a champion in every aspect of life — that’s the value of the experiences and education at SUNY Cortland. It’s what makes us unique as a college; it’s what contributes to our success in the classroom, on the field and in the wide range of careers our students choose.

Quality of Student Life

Img: Quality of Student Life You can make plenty of friends and engage in activities, including clubs, organizations and sports from intercollegiate athletics teams to intramurals or recreation. Our active and fulfilling student life supports and encourages well-being.

Hands-On Learning

Img: Hands-On Learning Opportunities to apply classroom knowledge while exploring career choices exists in every major. Internships, co-ops, volunteer options, student-teaching placements, field trips, study-abroad research collaborations more provide you with experiences that build professional skills.


Img: Athletic Excellence Outstanding academic programs, award-winning athletics and high-impact learning opportunities create champions in the classroom, in athletic competitions, in serving the community and in preparing you for a profession and rewarding life.

Athletic Excellence

Img: Athletic Excellence Success for our 25 Red Dragon intercollegiate athletic teams shows up in multiple national team championships and nearly 100 individual national titles — at least one each year since 1986. Our winning momentum continues!

Teacher Education

Img: Teacher Education We offer the largest nationally accredited program on the East Coast. Our teacher education program prides itself on a 99 percent pass rate for assessment tests, as well as options for certification in nearly every subject area imaginable. You will benefit from extensive teacher observation and early field experiences.


SustainabilitySUNY Cortland is “committed to reducing energy use, ending our contribution to the destruction of the environment and the social injustice caused by uncontrolled climate change.” Find out why the CEO of New York Power Authority called SUNY Cortland's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, "Nothing short of extraordinary."

President's Honor Roll

President's Honor Roll

For the eighth consecutive year, SUNY Cortland has received federal recognition for its community service by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.


The SUNY System

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SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."