Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO)

All students are welcome, but our goal is to meet the unique needs of students over 24, and those with dependent children.

The Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO) is funded through the Student Government Association. NTSO invites non-trads to be members and officers to lead the organization. NTSO sponsors open houses, special events for students and their families, and informational programs on topics of interest.

Would you like to volunteer to be an officer for the fall 2023 semester? A small amount of your time will make a big impact.  Events cannot happen without our students volunteering for these officer position.

NTSO Officers Fall 2023

 President - Melinda Gardner

 Vice President - Patrick Sassone

Treasurer - Natalya Shatskikh

 Secretary - Mackenzie Weaver

SGA Representative - Jessamine Stone

NTSO Meetings

Don't try to juggle it alone.
Join us in the Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221.
Next Meeting: To be held in Fall 2023

Come for information, support, and fun!
Meetings are held when at times when all of the officers can attend. Every attempt is made to hold meetings at different times of day and days of the week, if possible.


All events occur in the Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, unless otherwise noted.

Check out events for non-traditional students!

Past events sponsored by the NTSO

  • Brunch and luncheons for adult students
  • Syracuse Mets baseball game
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Macy's "Believe" Program/Fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Non-Traditional Students Week
  • Non-Trads on Ice!
  • Spring into Fun Family Day
  • Social Gathering at area restaurants
  • Family Recreation Day
  • Family Bowling Event
  • Coffee and treats during final exam week
  • Relay for Life fundraising team
  • "You Know You're a Non-Trad When..." statement contest.
  • Non-Trad Gab: Informal Chat Sessions
  • Non-Trad T-Shirt Day
  • Bottle and Can Drive with donations benefiting the American Red Cross of Cortland County
  • Food drives to benefit Loaves and Fishes of Cortland and SUNY Cortland Cupboard


Let us know what your needs are, and we will plan events that meet your interests. Information sessions facilitated by faculty and staff about topics of interest to current non-traditional students can be offered.

For general questions, please contact the Advisement and Transition Office.

Non-Traditional Students Organization Constitution

NTSO Advisor

The (interim) NTSO Advisor, Marinda Souva, can be contacted through the Advisement and Transition Office.


"Non-traditional students enhance the campus culture tremendously because of the life experience they bring to the campus"

-Former SUNY Cortland President Judson H. Taylor

Advisement and Transition
Brockway Hall
Jacobus Lounge

Phone: 607-753-4726

Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday