What does SUNY Cortland mean to members of the community?
It means having a safe and comfortable environment where you can run or walk or swim.
It means being able to enjoy a play or a concert or a dance performance or an art exhibit.
It means having a place to take your kids on a drizzly Saturday afternoon.
It means signing up for a class, taking part in a health program or cheering on our championship sports teams.
In other words, SUNY Cortland puts a lot of opportunities right in your backyard, and we encourage you to take advantage of them.
So if you think of a college as set apart from the people and places around it, think again. SUNY Cortland is in the community and for the community. Come visit us and explore all we have to offer.
Each year we honor citizens who have been active in support of SUNY Cortland with our College-Community Appreciation Awards. Twenty-eight recipients have been honored with the award since its inception in 1985.
Our students are active in the community as interns with local businesses and student teachers in area schools. They also devote thousands of hours of community service through projects sponsored by the College’s Institute for Civic Engagement and its Main Street SUNY Cortland initiative.
Our service-learning programs improve the community while helping students learn important lessons about civic responsibility. Initiatives such as these are why SUNY Cortland was named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
SUNY Cortland has a significant impact on the local economy.
Formerly the home of Cortland’s Wickwire family, the historic Parks Alumni House now serves as the center for our Alumni Association and special events. The facility is also open to the public for weddings, business retreats and parties or elegant bed-and-breakfast weekend getaways.
With more than 1,400 employees, SUNY Cortland is the leading employer in the City of Cortland and the County of Cortland, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work in the area.
We're proud of our national recognition. Check out our accomplishments.
Aug. 2, 2021
Dakoatah Miller placed second in the nation as "Best Warrior" on 20 military obstacles.
July 20, 2021
The Tribeca Film Festival screened the political scientist’s thoughts on gun control legislation.
July 19, 2021
The 2021 Cortaca Jug game will be played in Cortland on Saturday, Nov. 13.
July 19, 2021
Red Dragon’s Delight includes a chocolate ice cream base, marshmallow swirls and caramel cubes.
July 13, 2021
Former Cortland goalie Derek Lalonde '95 has played a key role in the Tampa Bay Lightning's success as an assistant coach.
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