Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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Institution type: Associate (i.e., short-cycle), Baccalaureate, Doctoral/Research, or Master's:
Master

Institutional control (Public, Private for-profit, or Private non-profit):
Public

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The State University of New York College at Cortland was founded in 1868, as the Cortland Normal School, which included among its earliest students, inventor and industrialist, Elmer A. Sperry of Sperry-Rand Corporation fame. Over the decades, the Campus expanded, and in 1941, by an act of the Legislature and Board of Regents, the Institution officially became a four-year college providing courses leading to a baccalaureate degree. In 1948, Cortland was a founding member of the State University of New York.

During the fall of 2017, approximately 6,900 students were pursuing degrees within the College’s three academic divisions – Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies. Twenty-eight departments, with over 600 faculty, offer the SUNY Cortland student body 60 majors and 38 minors from which to choose.

The College’s main campus covers 191 acres and includes 38 major traditional and modern buildings. Sixteen of these structures are residence halls providing on-campus housing for approximately 3,200 students. SUNY Cortland also operates its Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, the Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve outside of Cortland, and the Robert C. Brauer Memorial Education Center on the Helderberg Escarpment near Albany.


Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs and clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:
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Additional documentation to support the submission :
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