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.
March 27, 2020
Former insurance underwriter finds inspiration in campus ministry.
March 26, 2020
Gallery opens March 30 with contemporary pieces in ‘SUNY Design Invitational.’
March 24, 2020
Jason Barrett ’08 has modified his distillery to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
March 10, 2020
These Cortland County notables worked to win women’s right to vote.
March 10, 2020
Stories and pictures gathered in early February express the rich variety of university life.
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