Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Communication Guide

The Communication Guide is a one-stop resource for promoting the SUNY Cortland brand on all web, print and electronic messaging.

With the varied history of the institution, it is imperative that communications are cohesive while supporting the university's mission.

Consistent application of these guidelines over time will benefit SUNY Cortland through improved awareness, recognition and professional appearance.

Message from the president


Extraordinary things are taking place every day at SUNY Cortland, where each of you helps our students explore their interests, develop their talents, discover their passions and make a difference in the world.

Your commitment and passion have a powerful and transformational effect on our students. You create special moments that profoundly impact them. Weave those moments together and you have a campus alive with momentum. That energy defines SUNY Cortland. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members tell us so, time and again.

This communication guide has been developed to help us convey who we are by means of a consistent message and appearance in all SUNY Cortland communications. We, as a campus, will follow these guidelines and, in doing so, we will reinforce our institutional identity and enhance our reputation.


Erik J. Bitterbaum
President, SUNY Cortland