The Marketing Office creates new photography and videography to promote the university and provides existing images and footage to the campus. Offices, departments and individuals can suggest ideas for photos, request a photographer and volunteer to participate in photo and video shoots.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Marketing Office.
The university offers a robust database of searchable, downloadable imagery for campus use.
SUNY Cortland's photo database (opens in new window) houses all photography from 2016 to present.
When viewing the entire gallery, photos will appear in order of most to least recently added.
Use the Search text box in the upper right part of your screen below the page header or visit the search page (opens in new window) to enter simple text or keywords for example Old Main, Façade, Spring, 2018, Kirk Van Zandbergen. You can also search one word or phrase at a time, for example, Fashion Show.
Please keep in mind all keywords must be separated by commas with a space.
All searching is completed by using the enter key on your keyboard.
Search results will appear in order of relevance.
Once you have found the image you want, select it from the search results.
This will show a larger version of the photo as well as details and keywords.
Use the Download icon on the bottom right of your screen. A pop-up window will appear, here you will then select which file type you would like from the drop-down options. Original file will download the uncompressed .TIFF file, the highest resolution of that image. If the highest resolution isn't needed, select one of the JPEG options.
You do not need to log in to download images.
To search by keyword use the Search icon on the top right of your mobile device.
Searching is completed by using the enter key on your keyboard.
All keywords on the Keyword page are linked to the database; you also can search other words or phrases that are not listed, as in other events, to see if there are corresponding photos.
Offices and departments may request a photographer/videographer. Please review the guidelines before submitting the form.
The Marketing Office creates photography and videos for campus clients in specific instances when doing so helps communicate the university’s mission. We partner with university constituents to enhance, strengthen, promote and protect the institutional brand.
Photography and video requests will be evaluated based on their potential to communicate key campus messages.
On one hand, we are always looking for good ideas to help promote the university. On the other hand, staff resources are limited so this is a selective process. Review the guidelines below before submitting a request.
Submit a request
If accepted, there is no charge for SUNY Cortland photo/video services. If your request is denied, we can recommend freelance photographers available for hire.
Requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance. When that is not possible, please still complete this form and then call 607-753-5447.
In these cases, we encourage you to book an approved freelance photographer. Please contact the freelancer directly for availability and pricing.
Students are invited to participate in shoots through the Faces of SUNY Cortland program. Faculty and staff may schedule headshots for use in the university directory, website and LinkedIn.
SUNY Cortland's Marketing Office is seeking undergrad and graduate students to participate in upcoming photo and video shoots. The imagery will be used on the university's website, in print publications, social media and other marketing initiatives to help promote SUNY Cortland to current and future students.
Student models will be needed in a wide range of situations, such as:
Most models will be used in one to two shoots per semester, for less than two hours each time.
Embrace your Red Dragon pride and sign up to be one of the Faces of SUNY Cortland. The experience is sure to be memorable! This is a volunteer role, but there will usually be thank-you gifts for participants.
Quality headshot photos are important for promoting SUNY Cortland as well as its faculty and staff. The following options are available to employees who seek an image for professional use and to include in the online directory.
While photos do not have to follow the style of a traditional headshot, they should always be professional in nature as follows:
Additional dates for 2024 will be published later in the year.
Visit the SUNY Cortland Faculty/Staff Headshots Form to book an appointment. You will receive a confirmation message shortly after the form has been submitted. By booking an appointment, you consent to the terms outlined in the SUNY Cortland Release Agreement.
Portraits will be available for download from the campus photo database.
All full- and part-time faculty and staff may arrange a headshot once every three years. Temporary employees, student workers and graduate assistants should provide their own photo if one is needed.
Headshots provided by the university may be used in the following applications:
Employees will be responsible for loading their photos into SUNY Cortland’s online directory as follows:
For assistance with this process, please email The Help Center or call them at 607-753-2500.
For more information about employee headshot options, please contact the Marketing Office at 607-753-2519.
SUNY Cortland requires that faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to campus who participate in photo shoots, videos and audio productions sign a release form. Parents/guardians of participants ages 17 and under also must sign the release form.