New York Institute of Technology
Overview
 
New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT) is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational research university in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. NYIT has five schools and two colleges, all with a strong emphasis on technology and applied scientific research. The university has two New York campuses, one in Old Westbury Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

 and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

, as well as several global campuses and programs (e.g.
Encyclopedia
New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT) is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational research university in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. NYIT has five schools and two colleges, all with a strong emphasis on technology and applied scientific research. The university has two New York campuses, one in Old Westbury Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

 and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

, as well as several global campuses and programs (e.g. Bahrain
Bahrain
' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

, Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

, China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

, Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

). NYIT offers a total of 90 undergraduate degree, graduate degree programs, and medical degree programs to 15,000 students in academic areas such as architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine.

Its Carnegie Classification is Masters-Granting (Doctorate-Granting through New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the New York Institute of Technology) "Research University," very high research activity

In 2008, NYIT received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the relationship between electric vehicles and renewable energy charging stations. NYIT has also partnered with the U.N. to promote the International Water Conference in 2008 and the International Energy Conference in 2009. In addition to sustainable technology, NYIT faculty and students are also involved in other areas of research, including cardiovascular health, epilepsy, blindness, staph infection, and cyber security.

History

In 1910, NYIT’s predecessor, New York Technical Institute, was licensed by the New York State Board of Regents. In 1955, NYIT opened under a provisional charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents to NYIT; its first campus opened at 500 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, in New York City.

The founders of NYIT, and in particular, Alexander Schure
Alexander Schure
Alexander Schure was an American academic. Schure founded the New York Institute of Technology in 1955. He also served as the Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University from 1970 until 1985....

, Ph.D.
Ph.D.
A Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy, an academic degree.Ph.D. may also refer to:* Ph.D. , a 1980s British group*Piled Higher and Deeper, a web comic strip*PhD: Phantasy Degree, a Korean comic series* PhD Docbook renderer, an XML renderer...

, started NYIT with the mission of offering career-oriented professional education, providing all qualified students access to opportunity, and supporting applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. Schure later served as NYIT's first president.
NYIT sought to meet critical national demands, particularly the need for scientists, engineers, and high-level technicians in the United States. In the higher education community at the time, a debate arose around the concern that humanities studies would be overshadowed by too much emphasis on science and engineering. NYIT's goal was to create a balance between science/engineering and a liberal arts education, and ever since, it has been focusing on this model to prepare students for current and future careers. NYIT's mission resonated among industry and learners. By the 1958–1959 academic year, the university had more than 300 students, and the time had come to expand its physical operations.

In April 1958, the college purchased the Pythian Temple
Pythian Temple (New York City)
The Pythian Temple is an historic Knights of Pythias building at 135 West 70th Street between Columbus Avenue and Broadway in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1927 to serve as a meeting place for the 120 Pythian lodges of New York City...

 at 135–145 W. 70th St. in Manhattan for its main center. The building, adjacent to the planned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York City's Upper West Side. Reynold Levy has been its president since 2002.-History and facilities:...

, was an ornate 12-story structure with a columned entranceway. Built in 1929 at a cost of $2 million, it included among its features a huge 1,200-seat auditorium.

In 1958, NYIT sponsored the first National Technology Awards, created by Frederick Pittera, an organizer of international fairs and a member of the NYIT Board of Trustees, to help raise funds for the NYIT science and technology laboratories. The awards, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, were attended by several hundred guests, with entertainment provided by the U.S. Air Force Band. Senator Lyndon Johnson was the keynote speaker. His speech was broadcast nationally by the ABC Radio Network. Among the honorees were Dr. Werner von Braun and Major General Bernard Schriever, Commanding General of the Ballistic Air Command. Photos, press clippings, and audio tapes of the event are on view at the Lyndon Johnson Library at Austin, Texas.
NYIT’s faculty designed curricula to incorporate modern technologies with teaching and applied academics
Applied academics
Applied Academics is an approach to learning and teaching that focuses on how academic subjects can apply to the real world. Further, applied academics can be viewed as theoretical knowledge supporting practical applications...

. In 1959, NYIT introduced “teaching machines” for student instruction in physics, electronics, and mathematics. NYIT also pioneered the use of mainframes as a teaching tool, having received its first, donated by the CIT Financial Corporation, in 1965.

The curricula was successful enough that NYIT received two grants totaling approximately $3 million from the federal government – one to develop a system of individualized learning through the use of computers; the other to develop a computer-based course in general physics for midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy
United States Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland, United States...

 in Annapolis, Md.

NYIT was also a pioneer in 3-D computer animation. Before Pixar
Pixar
Pixar Animation Studios, pronounced , is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California. The studio has earned 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and three Grammy Awards, among many other awards and acknowledgments. Its films have made over $6.3 billion worldwide...

 and Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm Limited is an American film production company founded by George Lucas in 1971, based in San Francisco, California. Lucas is the company's current chairman and CEO, and Micheline Chau is the president and COO....

, there was NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab (CGL). In 1974, NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab
Computer Graphics Lab
The Computer Graphics Lab was a computer lab located at the New York Institute of Technology back in the late 1970s. It was originally located at the "pink building" on the NYIT campus....

 (CGL) was established and attracted the likes of: Pixar Animation Studios President Edwin Catmull
Edwin Catmull
Dr. Edwin Earl Catmull, Ph.D. is a computer scientist and current president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. As a computer scientist, Catmull has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics....

 and co-founder Alvy Ray Smith; Walt Disney Feature Animation
Walt Disney Feature Animation
Walt Disney Animation Studios is an American animation studio headquartered in Burbank, California. The studio, founded in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio by brothers Walt and Roy Disney, is the oldest subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company...

 Chief Scientist Lance Joseph Williams; Dreamworks
DreamWorks
DreamWorks Pictures, also known as DreamWorks, LLC, DreamWorks SKG, DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC, DreamWorks Studios or DW Studios, LLC, is an American film studio which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games and television programming...

 animator Hank Grebe; and Netscape
Netscape
Netscape Communications is a US computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in Mountain View, California...

 and Silicon Graphics
Silicon Graphics
Silicon Graphics, Inc. was a manufacturer of high-performance computing solutions, including computer hardware and software, founded in 1981 by Jim Clark...

 founder Jim Clark.

In 1995, NYIT’s School of Engineering took first place in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Air Road Rally. The student engineering team spent three years designing and building the high-performance hybrid electric car that beat out 43 other vehicles.

In 1998, NYIT opened its first international program in China.

In 2002, NYIT installed the fastest broadband network on the East Coast.

In 2003, NYIT opened its Bahrain campus to students seeking an American-style education in the Middle East.

In 2005, NYIT participated in its first Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. NYIT was one of nineteen colleges internationally and the only school in the New York metropolitan area. The team, composed of students and faculty, captured fifth place honors.

In 2007, NYIT co-hosted the International Energy Conference and Exhibition in Daegu, South Korea. In that year, the university also received $500,000 in federal funding to develop a "green print" initiative to research alternative fuel technology and determine its carbon footprint.

In 2008, NYIT installed a state-of-the-art 3-D motion capture lab for its Fine Arts program in Old Westbury. The system allows the university to use Hollywood technology to teach the next generation of computer animators. Later that year, NYIT was awarded a $130,000 research contract by United Space Alliance to help NASA scientists design the crew module of the Orion spacecraft using 3-D motion capture technology. NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine also uses 3-D motion capture technology to help doctors better identify mobility and stability problems in patients with Parkinson's disease.

NYIT sponsored the first annual International Water Conference in July 2008 at the United Nations in New York City. The event brought together representatives from non-governmental organizations, international corporations, and universities to discuss the need to safeguard the planet's water resources. The following year, NYIT sponsored its second U.N. event, the International Energy Conference (Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2009) to welcome energy secretaries, policy makers, and executives from multinational companies to examine opportunities and innovations in the field of sustainable technology.

Today, NYIT is recognized as one of the top science and engineering schools and now offers a total of 90 undergraduate degree
Undergraduate degree
An undergraduate degree is a colloquial term for an academic degree taken by a person who has completed undergraduate courses. It is usually offered at an institution of higher education, such as a university...

, graduate degree programs, and medical degree
Medical education
Medical education is education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a doctor or additional training thereafter ....

 programs to 15,000 students in academic areas such as architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine; with more than half pursuing advanced degrees. Campuses are located in New York (Manhattan and Old Westbury, Long Island), Bahrain (Manama/Adliya), Canada (Vancouver), China (Nanjing), Jordan (Amman), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi). NYIT's other global graduate degree programs are located in China at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JUFE) and Tongji University.

NYIT's future is characterized as a continuation and maturation of it original mission, as defined by its 25-year plan introduced in 2005 called NYIT: 2030.

Schools and Colleges

NYIT comprises the following academic schools:

Old Westbury

New York Institute of Technology's Old Westbury, N.Y.
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 campus is located on the former estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney was an American businessman, film producer, writer, and government official, as well as the owner of a leading stable of thoroughbred racehorses....

. Opened in 1963, this campus is not only the largest in the area, but also in student population. It houses the sports complex, administrative offices, as well as de Seversky Center (named for Alexander de Seversky), a well-known party and event venue on Long Island. The Old Westbury campus is mainly a commuter campus, although some residential students live on the nearby State University of New York at Old Westbury
State University of New York at Old Westbury
The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a university college that is part of the State University of New York system. The college is in Old Westbury, New York, with portions in the neighboring town of Jericho, New York...

 campus. Old Westbury is also home to the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine is the osteopathic medical college of the New York Institute of Technology located in Old Westbury, Long Island, NY. Established in 1977, NYCOM is one of only two accredited medical institutions in Nassau County, New York...

(NYCOM) which is NYIT's medical school and the only osteopathic medical school on Long Island.

Manhattan

The Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

 campus is located between 60th and 62nd streets on Broadway, adjacent to Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle, named for Christopher Columbus, is a major landmark and point of attraction in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South , and Central Park West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. It is the point from...

 and near Central Park
Central Park
Central Park is a public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The park initially opened in 1857, on of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan...

. While it offers a full range of classes in all of NYIT's major schools, the majority of students enroll in programs that concentrate in media, communications, computer science, and engineering.

The campus comprises five buildings:
  • The Main Campus Building, 1855 Broadway
  • The New Technology Building, 16 W. 61st St.
  • 26 W. 61st St.
  • The Student Activities Building, 1849 Broadway
  • The Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway


NYIT Manhattan campus is home to a number of student clubs and organizations such as the Allied Health Life Science Organization, Bear Hug Club, Student Nurses Association, Dance Club, American Medical Student Association, Student Programming Association, Society of Hosteurs, and American Institute for Architecture Students.

Residential students have two dorm options for the Manhattan campus: Riverside Terrace on the Upper West Side,which offers single and double rooms supervised by full-time staff; and the Clark Residence in Brooklyn, offering double rooms supervised by full-time staff, which NYIT shares with other schools, mainly Pace University
Pace University
Pace University is an American private, co-educational, and comprehensive multi-campus university in the New York metropolitan area with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York.-Programs:...

 and New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

 (NYU).

Global Campuses

NYIT's long-term strategic plan includes a goal for NYIT to be a global university by the year 2030. Within this global university, students will be able to move among campuses with complete internal transferability of credits and graduate with the same NYIT degree from any campus.
In addition to its New York locations, NYIT has campuses in the following countries:
  • Bahrain
    Bahrain
    ' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

     (Manama
    Manama
    Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 155,000 people.Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population...

    )
  • Canada
    Canada
    Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

     (Vancouver
    Vancouver
    Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is the hub of Greater Vancouver, which, with over 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country,...

    )
  • China
    China
    Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

     (Nanjing
    Nanjing
    ' is the capital of Jiangsu province in China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions...

    )
  • Jordan
    Jordan
    Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

     (Amman
    Amman
    Amman is the capital of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost...

    )
  • United Arab Emirates
    United Arab Emirates
    The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

     (Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi , literally Father of Gazelle, is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western...

    )

Graduate Centers

NYIT's interdisciplinary centers of excellence feature interdisciplinary research, graduate degree programs, and "best-in-class" work in a small number of highly-targeted niches. These centers bring together departments, faculty, and students for ambitious collaborations and exchanges of ideas.

The Center for Global Health is one of NYIT's pioneering centers of excellence, and opened its doors in 2007.

The Center for Metropolitan Sustainability is focused on creating a pathway to our urban future. Combining aspects of architecture, engineering, and management, we look to educate students and the general population about the right choices for sustainability.

The Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics collaborates with the academic community, government, civic, professional and business groups, and funders, in its mission to help prepare for an aging society on the regional, state, national, and global levels.

Research

In 2008, NYIT received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the relationship between electric vehicles and renewable energy charging stations. For a total cost of $250,000, NYIT was able to install two solar carports (one at its Old Westbury campus and one at its Central Islip campus), convert two Toyota Prius to plug-ins with extra battery capacity, and install data collection technology. Each carport spans 4 parking spots, provides level 1 charging (110 volt) at each parking spot, and supports a 10 kW solar array. Congressman Steve Israel who helped to secure the federal grant spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Central Islip carport. He said:
NYIT's research on electric vehicles, solar energy, and their resulting environmental and grid impacts continues in partnership with the Long Island Power Authority and the Electric Power Research Institute. The study currently has NYIT Students participate in car-share program where they are able to drive the plug-in Priuses between their homes and the school campus. The school plans to expand participation to faculty members as well.

In addition to sustainable technology, NYIT faculty and students are also involved in other areas of research, including cardiovascular health, epilepsy, blindness, staph infection, and cyber security.

Rankings

2011 US News Best Colleges ranked NYIT as a top university in the north among regional schools.

2010 Chronicle of Higher Education ranked NYIT as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, identified as outstanding in the category of compensation and benefits.

2009 Architect Magazine ranked NYIT one of the top four Building Technology Schools in the United States.

2009 Campus Safety survey ranked NYIT as the safest college in America.

US News Best Colleges ranks NYIT as one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

Overall Accreditation and Charter

  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (all campuses)
  • New York Institute of Technology is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York

Academic Program Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc.
  • American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET)
  • The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for business programs

Campus-Specific Accreditations, Licensures, and Approvals

NYIT-Bahrain: Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Bahrain and received certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), making it the first private university in Bahrain to be awarded this distinction. The ISO recognizes administrative, financial, and management quality that reflects positively on the standards of education provided to its students.

LI News Tonight

LI News Tonight is a nightly television newscast produced on the Old Westbury campus as both a community service to Nassau and Suffolk counties and an internship opportunity where you can learn all about careers in television news. For more than 25 years, college interns have covered breaking news and feature events alongside reporters and photographers from professional news stations, with their work appearing that evening on a nightly TV newscast aired on a Long Island cable station.

Campus Newspapers

On the Old Westbury campus, NYIT students produce the Campus Slate, the student-run newspaper founded in 1966. On the Manhattan campus, students produce the NYIT Chronicle, a student-run newspaper founded in 2005.

NYIT Magazine

NYIT Magazine is the official magazine of New York Institute of Technology. The award-winning magazine features articles on topics relevant to alumni and the community, and includes news of events, research, sports coverage, and profiles as professor and alumni accomplishments. The magazine is published three times a year.

WNYT

Radio station WNYT
WNYT (internet radio)
WNYT is the college radio station for the New York Institute of Technology. It is available via Internet radio, and heard at various places on NYIT's campus.-History:...

 was formed shortly after NYIT opened its Old Westbury campus in the mid-1960s, operating from studios located in Education Hall. The student-run station has alternately broadcast on campus via carrier current and closed circuit connections, and during the 1970s and early 1980s, it served as the audio for Cablevision’s on-screen program guide. Today, WNYT is heard online, with Internet-based programming via RealAudio.

Old Westbury

With the exception of its baseball team, which plays in NCAA Division I independently until 2009 and will join the Great West Conference in 2010, NYIT's athletic programs compete in NCAA Division II, and are members of the East Coast Conference
East Coast Conference
The East Coast Conference is a collegiate athletics conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division II. Member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the States of Connecticut and New York.-History:...

 (ECC). The teams are called the Bears, and the school colors are blue and gold. NYIT offers Men's Lacrosse, Men's and women's basketball, Softball, Men and Women's Cross Country Track, women's volleyball, and Men and Women's soccer. NYIT has had much athletic success. The men's basketball team reached the NCAA Division II Championship game in 1980. The Lacrosse team has won four national championships, in 1997, 2003, 2005 and 2008. The volleyball team reached the NCAA tournament every year from 2001–2006, and in 2005, the men's soccer team reached the 2005 NCAA Division II elite eight. As of 2006 there is a developing cheerleading program.

Manhattan Recreational Sports

Students on the Manhattan campus have the opportunity to participate in various recreational sports team. The Manhattan campus offers recreational sports teams in men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, co-ed volleyball, co-ed softball, and co-ed dodgeball. The recreational sports teams play in various leagues and in various gyms across New York City. The men's basketball team has been the most successful, winning YMCA Vanderbilt league championships in 2005 and 2006.

Fraternities

  • Tau Sigma Chi
  • Alpha Chi Rho
    Alpha Chi Rho
    Alpha Chi Rho is a men's collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carl's friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. It is a charter member of the North-American...

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Tau Kappa Epsilon is a college fraternity founded on January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University with chapters in the United States, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent...

  • Iota Nu Delta
  • Zeta Beta Tau
    Zeta Beta Tau
    Zeta Beta Tau was founded in 1898 as the nation's first Jewish fraternity, although it is no longer sectarian. Today the merged Zeta Beta Tau Brotherhood is one of the largest, numbering over 140,000 initiated Brothers, and over 90 chapter locations.-Founding:The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity was...

  • Delta Sigma Phi
    Delta Sigma Phi
    Delta Sigma Phi is a fraternity established at the City College of New York in 1899 and is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The headquarters of the fraternity is the Taggart Mansion located in Indianapolis, Indiana...


Notable alumni

  • John Antioco, CEO, Blockbuster Video
  • Candice Night
    Candice Night
    Candice Night is an American vocalist/songwriter and the musical partner of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. She is the lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist for the traditional folk rock project, Blackmore's Night since its origins in 1997.-Biography:Born in Hauppauge, Long Island, New...

    , Lead singer, Blackmore's Night
    Blackmore's Night
    Blackmore's Night is an English-American traditional folk rock duo led by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night .-Early:...

  • David Hickey, president and CEO, Lumeta Corporation
    Lumeta Corporation
    Lumeta Corporation is a privately held company that is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, which develops network mapping software, network discovery software and network leak detection software.- Corporate history :...

  • Richard J. Daly, CEO, Broadridge Financial Solutions
    Broadridge Financial Solutions
    Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a US servicing company for the financial industry founded in 2007 as a spin-off from Automatic Data Processing...

  • William Bauman, vice president, Computer Associates
  • Daisy Exposito-Ulla, former CEO, The Bravo Group Young & Rubicam
    Young & Rubicam
    Y&R is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting.-History:...

  • Jim Geoghan, co-creator and TV producer, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Curtis Brunson, vice president, L-3 Communications
    L-3 Communications
    L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. is a company that supplies command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and products, avionics, ocean products, training devices and services, instrumentation, space, and navigation products. Its customers include...

  • Jerry Romano, chairman, New York Emmy Awards
    New York Emmy Awards
    The New York Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honoring those in television and advanced media in the New York Metro Area and parts of Connecticut...

  • Kenneth B. Jones, president and CEO, Performance Consulting, NY
  • Thomas S. Ricci, vice president, Thomas Properties Group
    Thomas Properties Group
    Thomas Properties Group is an American real estate company based out of Los Angeles, California. Incorporated on March 9, 2004, they own properties in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas....

  • Craig D. Button
    Craig D. Button
    Craig David Button was a United States Air Force pilot who died when he crashed an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in mysterious circumstances on April 2, 1997. During the incident, Captain Button inexplicably flew hundreds of miles off-course without radio contact, appeared to maneuver purposefully...

    , US Air Force pilot noted for his mysterious flight and crash
  • Harriet Schapiro Mauro, talent producer for TV shows and live events, involved with Who Do You Think You Are?
    Who Do You Think You Are? (U.S. TV series)
    Who Do You Think You Are? is an American genealogy documentary series that premiered on NBC on March 5, 2010. The show is an adaptation of the British series of the same name, aired by the BBC. Each week a celebrity goes on a journey to trace his or her family tree. Lisa Kudrow is executive...

  • Patti Ann Browne
    Patti Ann Browne
    Patti Ann Browne is an American news anchor and reporter on the Fox News Channel.Browne currently hosts the headline update during Glenn Beck's program, among other Fox News shows. She also substitute anchors various shows. On international feeds of Fox News, Patti Ann also hosts Fox News Extra...

    , TV News Anchor, Fox News
  • Allison Baver
    Allison Baver
    Allison Baver is an American short track speed skater. Baver trains with the US permanent winter sports Olympic team, in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the 2005-2006 season, she was ranked third overall in the World Rankings...

    , Olympic Speed Skating Medalist (Bronze, 2010)
  • Greg Panos
    Greg Panos
    Gregory Peter Panos in Bronxville, New York is an American writer, futurist, educator, strategic planning consultant, conference / event producer, and technology evangelist in virtual reality, human simulation, motion capture, performance animation, 3D character animation, human-computer...

    , futurist, virtual reality
    Virtual reality
    Virtual reality , also known as virtuality, is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world, as well as in imaginary worlds...

     expert, virtual actor/human simulation evangelist
  • Humayun Chaudhry
    Humayun Chaudhry
    Humayun J. Chaudhry is an American physician and medical educator who is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, a national non-profit organization founded in 1912 that represents the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards of the...

    , physician and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards
    Federation of State Medical Boards
    The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States is a national non-profit organization that represents the 70 state medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories and co-sponsors the United States Medical Licensing Examination...

  • Vincent Connare
    Vincent Connare
    Vincent Connare is a former Microsoft in-house font designer. Amongst his creations are the Comic Sans font, and the Trebuchet MS font, both of which ship as standard on current releases of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS...

    , font designer
  • Don Cooper
    Don Cooper
    Donald James Cooper is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current pitching coach of the Chicago White Sox.-Early life:...

    , head pitching coach, Chicago White Sox
    Chicago White Sox
    The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois.The White Sox play in the American League's Central Division. Since , the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field, which was originally called New Comiskey Park and nicknamed The Cell by local fans...

  • Brian Kenny
    Brian Kenny (sportscaster)
    Brian Kenny is a sportscaster for the MLB Network. He previously worked for ESPN, where he most recently anchored the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter for ESPN, served as the host of ESPN2's Friday Night Fights...

    , ESPN SportsCenter Anchor
  • Karl Von Batten, founder of America Educates
  • Richard Jadick
    Richard Jadick
    Richard H. Jadick, D.O. is an American Naval surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star with “Combat V” device for heroic valor in January 2006. He was credited with saving the lives of 30 Marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Jadick was a lieutenant commander in the U.S...

    , naval surgeon credited for saving the lives of 30 marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah
    Operation Phantom Fury
    The Second Battle of Fallujah was a joint U.S., Iraqi, and British offensive in November and December 2004, considered the highest point of conflict in Fallujah during the Iraq War. It was led by the U.S...

    , earning him the Bronze Star
    Bronze Star Medal
    The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service. As a medal it is awarded for merit, and with the "V" for valor device it is awarded for heroism. It is the fourth-highest combat award of the...

    .
  • Brian McLaughlin, New York state assemblyman
  • Jill Nicolini
    Jill Nicolini
    Jill Nicolini is a reporter and former model, actress, and reality TV show participant. Currently, Nicolini is an entertainment reporter on Good Day New York on WNYW.- Early life :...

    , traffic reporter for "The PIX Morning News" in New York
  • Adam Pascal
    Adam Pascal
    Adam Pascal is an American actor and singer known for his performance as Roger Davis in the original cast of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent on Broadway 1996, the 2005 movie version of the musical, and the Broadway Tour of Rent in 2009...

    , actor, singer, and producer (most notable as Roger Davis in the Broadway musical Rent
    Rent (musical)
    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème...

    )
  • Joseph Saladino, New York state assemblyman
  • Steve Salvatore, medical correspondent for WPIX
    WPIX
    WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City built, signed on, and owned by the Tribune Company. WPIX also serves as the flagship station of The CW Television Network...

     in New York
  • Anthony Seminerio, New York state assemblyman
  • Queen Sylvia of Buganda
    Queen Sylvia of Buganda
    Sylvia Nagginda is the current Nnabagereka or Queen of Buganda, a historic kingdom in modern day Uganda.-Background:...

  • Allen Watson
    Allen Watson
    Allen Kenneth Watson is a high school baseball coach and former left-handed starting pitcher in professional baseball. He is a graduate of Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, New York and attended New York Institute of Technology-Baseball career:Allen Watson was picked by the St...

    , former Major League Baseball pitcher (member of the 2000 World Series
    2000 World Series
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     Champion New York Yankees
    New York Yankees
    The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the The Bronx, New York. They compete in Major League Baseball in the American League's East Division...

    )
  • Won, Hereditary Prince Imperial of Korea
    Won, Hereditary Prince Imperial of Korea
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    , contested Head of the Korean Imperial Household
    Korean Imperial Household
    The House of Yi, also called the Korean Imperial Household, was the household of the Joseon Dynasty and Korean Empire, consisting of the descendants of the Yi Seong-gye, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Yi Seong-gye is known as Taejo: The Great Ancestor...

  • Rik Cordero
    Rik Cordero
    Fredric Joseph "Rik" Cordero is an award winning independent music video, commercial, and film director of Filipino descent. He was born and raised in Queens, New York and is known for applying unusual, non-traditional shooting methods in his work...

    , music video, commercial, and film director
  • Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Sue Chin, chief architect and vice president for planning and design at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Exhibition and Graphic Arts Department
  • Thomas Vecchione, design director for Gensler
  • Arkar Latt, operations manager of Turner International, which oversaw the construction of the Burj Dubai
  • Peter Ruggiero, design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Ted Moudis, founder and senior principal of Ted Moudis Associates
  • Phil Bottega, deputy head of facilities at Societe Generale
  • Gary S. Lynch, managing director and Global Leader of Supply Chain Risk Management Practice at Marsh (NYC)
  • Chris Amenita, senior vice president of ASCAP's Enterprises Group
  • Bob Frank, former president of E1 Music (formerly Koch Records)
  • Eric Cole, chief scientist and senior fellow at Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Art Klein, executive producer of Bottle Shock
  • Michael Klein, president and CEO of Xoft Inc.
  • Anthony Gioeli, former president and CEO of Atrua Technologies
  • Bill Zerella, chief financial officer of Force10 Networks
  • Jenni "J-woww" Farley Cast member of the Jersey Shore (TV series)
    Jersey Shore (TV series)
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Presidents

  • Alexander Schure
    Alexander Schure
    Alexander Schure was an American academic. Schure founded the New York Institute of Technology in 1955. He also served as the Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University from 1970 until 1985....

    , Ph.D. – 1955–1982
  • Matthew Schure, Ph.D. – 1982–2000
  • Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. – 2000–

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