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 spring 2024 semester? A small amount of your time will make a big impact.  Events cannot happen without our students volunteering for these officer position.

Tuesday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Corey Union Fireplace Lounge!

NTSO Officers Spring 2024

 President - Melinda Gardner

 Vice President - position open

Treasurer - Natalya Shatskikh

 Secretary - Mackenzie Weaver

SGA Representative - Emily Fedrizzi

NTSO Meetings

Don't try to juggle it alone.
Our next meeting is in person on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Corey Union Fireplace Lounge!
Join us Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., online using WebEx for our next meeting:


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

  • Planetarium Shows
  • Macy's "Believe" Program/Fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Non-Traditional Students Week
  • Non-Trads on Ice!
  • Family Bowling Event
  • "You Know You're a Non-Trad When..." statement contest.
  • Informal Chat Sessions
  • 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
Memorial Library, Room A-111

Phone: 607-753-4726

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