State University of New York at Oswego
Overview
State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY Oswego and Oswego State, is a public university
Public university
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions...

 in the City of Oswego
Oswego, New York
Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 18,142 at the 2010 census. Oswego is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and promotes itself as "The Port City of Central New York"...

 and Town of Oswego
Oswego (town), New York
Oswego is a town in Oswego County, New York, USA. The population was 7,287 at the 2000 census.The Town of Oswego is immediately west of the City of Oswego, with which it has a common border...

, New York
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...

, on the shore of Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south by the American state of New York. Ontario, Canada's most populous province, was named for the lake. In the Wyandot language, ontarío means...

. It has three campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
Syracuse is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States, the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and the fifth most populous city in the state. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170, and its metropolitan area had a population of 742,603...

, and Phoenix Center in Phoenix, New York
Phoenix, New York
Phoenix is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States, about north of Syracuse. The population was 2,251 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Alexander Phoenix...

.

SUNY Oswego was founded in 1861 as Oswego Normal School by Edward Austin Sheldon
Edward Austin Sheldon
Edward Austin Sheldon was an American educator, and the founding president of State University of New York at Oswego . He also served as superintendent of schools for the cities of Syracuse, New York and Oswego, New York...

, who introduced a revolutionary teaching methodology Oswego Movement
Oswego Movement
The Oswego Movement was a major movement in American education, based on the methods of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and introduced by Edward Austin Sheldon at Oswego Primary Teachers' Training School...

 in American education.
Encyclopedia
State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY Oswego and Oswego State, is a public university
Public university
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions...

 in the City of Oswego
Oswego, New York
Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 18,142 at the 2010 census. Oswego is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and promotes itself as "The Port City of Central New York"...

 and Town of Oswego
Oswego (town), New York
Oswego is a town in Oswego County, New York, USA. The population was 7,287 at the 2000 census.The Town of Oswego is immediately west of the City of Oswego, with which it has a common border...

, New York
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...

, on the shore of Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south by the American state of New York. Ontario, Canada's most populous province, was named for the lake. In the Wyandot language, ontarío means...

. It has three campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego, Metro Center in Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
Syracuse is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States, the largest U.S. city with the name "Syracuse", and the fifth most populous city in the state. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170, and its metropolitan area had a population of 742,603...

, and Phoenix Center in Phoenix, New York
Phoenix, New York
Phoenix is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States, about north of Syracuse. The population was 2,251 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from Alexander Phoenix...

.

SUNY Oswego was founded in 1861 as Oswego Normal School by Edward Austin Sheldon
Edward Austin Sheldon
Edward Austin Sheldon was an American educator, and the founding president of State University of New York at Oswego . He also served as superintendent of schools for the cities of Syracuse, New York and Oswego, New York...

, who introduced a revolutionary teaching methodology Oswego Movement
Oswego Movement
The Oswego Movement was a major movement in American education, based on the methods of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi and introduced by Edward Austin Sheldon at Oswego Primary Teachers' Training School...

 in American education. In 1942 the New York Legislature
New York Legislature
The New York State Legislature is the term often used to refer to the two houses that act as the state legislature of the U.S. state of New York. The New York Constitution does not designate an official term for the two houses together...

 elevated it from a normal school
Normal school
A normal school is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose is to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name...

 to a degree
Academic degree
An academic degree is a position and title within a college or university that is usually awarded in recognition of the recipient having either satisfactorily completed a prescribed course of study or having conducted a scholarly endeavour deemed worthy of his or her admission to the degree...

-granting teachers' college, Oswego State Teachers College, which was a founding and charter member of the State University of New York
State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...

 system
University system
A university system is a set of multiple, affiliated universities and colleges that are usually geographically distributed. Typically, all member universities in a university system share a common component among all of their various names...

 in 1948. In 1962 the college broadened its scope to be a liberal arts college
Liberal arts college
A liberal arts college is one with a primary emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.Students in the liberal arts generally major in a particular discipline while receiving exposure to a wide range of academic subjects, including sciences as well as the traditional...

.

SUNY Oswego currently has over 73,000 living alumni. Oswego State offers more than 100 academic programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates of advanced study. It consists of four colleges and schools: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Communications, Media and the Arts. In 2011, SUNY Oswego marks its 150th anniversary with a sesquicentennial celebration campaign to honor its rich tradition and heritage.

Campus

Originally founded in the city of Oswego by Sheldon to train teachers to meet pressing educational needs, the college moved to its current location on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1913 after Sheldon Hall
Sheldon Hall (Oswego, New York)
Sheldon Hall is a historic collegiate building located on the campus of the State University of New York at Oswego at Oswego in Oswego County, New York. It was built in 1911 and is a Neoclassical style structure that consists of a two story main block built of brick and terra cotta above a raised...

 was constructed. The current campus is located on 690 acres (2.8 km²) along Lake Ontario. Development of the campus was planned by the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP is an American architectural and engineering firm that was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John O. Merrill. They opened their first branch in New York City, New York in 1937. SOM is one of the largest...

, who designed the major buildings.

The campus today consists of 46 buildings with classroom, laboratory, residential and athletic facilities. Recent years have witnessed the launch of a $700 million campus-wide renovation and renewal program, with the new Campus Center acting as the social hub of campus.

Campus Center Complex

The college's new social hub known as the Campus Center Complex, which opened in fall 2007, includes new construction and renovation of the existing Swetman/Poucher complex. The $25.5 million 111492 square feet (10,357.9 m²) Campus Center portion, the new construction, includes a convocation hall and ice arena
Campus Center Ice Arena
The Campus Center Hockey Arena is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose ice arena located in Oswego, New York on the campus of SUNY Oswego. The arena is also the home to the Oswego Lakers Men's and Women's ice hockey teams competing at the NCAA Division III level in the State University of New York Athletic...

, food court, box office, fireplace lounge, breakfast nook and reservable spaces. The renovated portions of the building house The Compass (student services); The Point (student involvement); a student media center with WNYO
WNYO-FM
WNYO is a radio station broadcasting from the State University of New York at Oswego in the City of Oswego, New York. Broadcasting from the heart of SUNY Oswego at the campus center, The station is run entirely by SUNY Oswego students. Although a few members of the Oswego faculty have their own shows...

, WTOP
WTOP-TV (SUNY Oswego)
WTOP 10 is a fully functioning Student television station located in Oswego, New York. Originating on the SUNY Oswego campus and seen on cable channel 10 on the on-campus cable system, WTOP 10 is the only local television station originating out of Oswego County, as well as on their Livestream...

 and The Oswegonian
The Oswegonian
The Oswegonian is the student-run newspaper of the State University of New York at Oswego. It was established in 1935, and currently distributes 3,500 copies around the campus and to selected locations off-campus on a weekly basis....

 newspaper; Copy Center; and Freshëns Cafe. Academic departments in the Campus Center include English and creative writing, modern languages and literatures and philosophy, while the Office of Learning Services stands ready to assist students who need help outside the classroom. In addition, the College Honors Program is located in the Campus Center.

Other buildings

Physically separate from the main campus is the south campus, consisting of Laker Hall (indoor sports, coaching classrooms, and athletic training rooms), Romney Fieldhouse (home of the Laker hockey program until fall 2006) and several athletic fields. In addition, more than 400 acres (1.6 km²) of Rice Creek Field Station (for biological research and public programs).

A variety of living option are available through 11 residence halls:
  • Lakeside Area: Scales, Waterbury, Riggs and Johnson Halls. Riggs and Johnson were recently renovated; the latter is the home to the First-Year Residential Experience.
  • West Campus, commonly called "New Campus": Cayuga, Seneca, Oneida and Onondaga Halls
  • Main Campus: Hart Hall Global Living and Learning Center, Funnelle Hall
  • Mackin Complex: Lonis and Moreland Halls


Due to a shortage in residential rooms in fall 2008 caused by greater enrollment and on-campus living requests than expected, several rooms were offered in renovated conference/hotel space in Sheldon Hall. A new townhouse village with apartment living is under construction south of Glimmerglass Lagoon, with a fall 2010 opening date projected.

Fewer than 100 feet (30.5 m) from Johnson Hall is Shady Shore. Shady Shore was the home of college founder Dr. Edward Austin Sheldon. It often has served as the residence for the college president throughout the years, including the tenth and current president, Deborah F. Stanley.

Accreditations and awards

SUNY Oswego has experienced numerous accreditations and awards throughout the past two decades, including recognition as being one of the only 28 "Top Up-and-Coming Colleges" by US News in the nation for 2010. Colleges of Distinction commended SUNY Oswego for its continual growth and strong academics. The organization cited SUNY Oswego as having “Liberal arts and career directed studies, in a dynamic, interactive and supportive environment.” Also, “The possibilities are endless with an extensive choice of academic options and majors, an outstanding faculty, and challenging courses that encourage the exchange of ideas.

SUNY Oswego's Graduate School of Business has been named by both Princeton Review and US News as one of the best business schools in America, among more than 1,400 colleges nationwide. SUNY Oswego was ranked No.18 on the US News list of the best public campuses in the Northern region in 2011. Its MBA program has been internationally accredited by AACSB. In 2005, SUNY Oswego was ranked No.10 in the nation on a master level institution for sending students abroad for a semester according to Open Doors report by the Institute for International Education.

SUNY Oswego's School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Oswego's School of Business has international accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. SUNY Oswego is one of the few colleges in New York state whose art, music and theater departments are all nationally accredited.

In addition to SUNY Oswego’s vibrant community and encouraging professors, students are offered one of the largest overseas study programs in the northeast. Continents from around the globe contain universities that directly work with SUNY Oswego to provide students with internship opportunities and valuable learning experiences.

Schools and colleges


Library

Penfield Library is an academic library that supports the instructional, research and service goals of SUNY Oswego, one of 64 campuses of the State University of New York
State University of New York
The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY , is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 465,000 students, plus...

. The library is named after Lida S. Penfield (1873–1956), once chair of the English department.
The current 160000 square feet (14,864.5 m²) facility opened in 1968, replacing a library of the same name in what is now Rich Hall. The library is home to the Millard Fillmore and Marshall Family Papers and numerous Digitized Collections including the Emergency Refugee Shelter at Fort Ontario (Safe Haven) and the Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president...

 papers.

Penfield Librarians provide Research help for SUNY Oswego students through "Ask a Librarian" services in a variety of methods, including chat, e-mail, phone, in-person, and through extended appointments with subject librarians.

Athletics

SUNY Oswego's athletic teams are known as the Lakers, the university offers 23 intercollegiate varsity sports. Oswego is a member of NCAA Division III and teams compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
The State University of New York Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III athletics conference consisting of schools in the State University of New York system...

 for most sports- women's ice hockey plays in the ECAC West
ECAC West
ECAC West is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division III as a hockey-only conference.-Members:* Nazareth College will join the league with a men's team starting in 2012....

, as that sport is not offered by the SUNYAC.

Men's

  • Baseball
    Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

  • Basketball
    Basketball
    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

  • Cross Country
    Cross country running
    Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

  • Golf
    Golf
    Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes....

  • Ice Hockey
    Ice hockey
    Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

  • Indoor Track and Field
    Track and field
    Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

  • Lacrosse
    Lacrosse
    Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

  • Outdoor Track and Field
    Track and field
    Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

  • Soccer
  • Swimming
    Swimming (sport)
    Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

     and Diving
    Diving
    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

  • Tennis
    Tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

  • Wrestling
    Wrestling
    Wrestling is a form of grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position...


Women's

  • Ice Hockey
    Ice hockey
    Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

  • Basketball
    Basketball
    Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

  • Cross Country
    Cross country running
    Cross country running is a sport in which people run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course, typically long, may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road...

  • Field Hockey
    Field hockey
    Field Hockey, or Hockey, is a team sport in which a team of players attempts to score goals by hitting, pushing or flicking a ball into an opposing team's goal using sticks...

  • Indoor Track and Field
    Track and field
    Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

  • Lacrosse
    Lacrosse
    Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick, mainly played in the United States and Canada. It is a contact sport which requires padding. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh...

  • Outdoor Track and Field
    Track and field
    Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...

  • Soccer
  • Swimming
    Swimming (sport)
    Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...

     and Diving
    Diving
    Diving is the sport of jumping or falling into water from a platform or springboard, sometimes while performing acrobatics. Diving is an internationally-recognized sport that is part of the Olympic Games. In addition, unstructured and non-competitive diving is a recreational pastime.Diving is one...

  • Tennis
    Tennis
    Tennis is a sport usually played between two players or between two teams of two players each . Each player uses a racket that is strung to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all...

  • Volleyball
    Volleyball
    Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...



National Championships

On March 18, 2007, the Oswego State men's ice hockey team won the 2006-07 NCAA Division III ice hockey
Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...

 National Championship, the first NCAA championship ever for the school.

Team Roster
#1 Chris Hyk SO G 6-0 196 L Hamilton, Ontario / Georgetown Raiders
#4 Rich Zalewski SO D 6-0 204 L New Hartford, New York / Gloucester Rangers
#6 Kyle McCutcheon SO F 5-10 184 L Caledon East, Ontario / Brockville Braves
#7 Rick Varone SO F 5-8 204 L Woodbridge, Ontario / Newmarket Hurricanes
#8 Tyler Laws SO D 6-0 192 R Fort Gratiot, Michigan / Bridgewater Bandits
#10 Trevor Gilligan SR F 5-9 175 L Saranac Lake, New York / Northwood Prep
#11 Neil Musselwhite FR F 5-10 177 L Burlington, Ontario / Hamilton Red Wings
#12 Derrell Levy SO F 5-10 187 R Markham, Ontario / Markham Waxers
#13 Tony DiNunzio JR F 5-11 180 L King City, Ontario / St. Michael's Buzzers
#15 Garren Reisweber SO F 5-10 176 L Williamsville, New York / Buffalo Lightning
#16 C.J. Thompson JR F 6-0 190 L Picton, Ontario / Wellington Dukes
#17 Brad Dormiedy FR F 6-0 178 L Ajax, Ontario / Bowmanville Eagles
#18 Jeffrey Johnstone SO F 5-10 190 R Aurora, Ontario / Wexford Raiders
#19 Ryan Woodward SR F 5-11 180 R Picton, Ontario / Wellington Dukes
#21 Brendan McLaughlin SO F 5-7 162 L Brampton, Ontario / Brampton Capitals
#22 Peter Magagna SO F 5-9 174 L Orangeville, Ontario / Wellington Dukes
#23 Tyler Lyon FR D 6-0 177 L Foxboro, Ontario / Wellington Dukes
#24 Ryan Ellis SO F 6-0 186 L Georgetown, Ontario / Oakville Blades
#25 Mike Novak SO D 6-3 202 L Milton, Ontario / Wexford Raiders
#26 Mark Lozzi SO F 6-0 176 L Richmond Hill, Ontario / St. Michael's Buzzers
#27 Francois Gagnon SO D 6-1 184 L Beauport, Quebec / Portland Junior Pirates
#28 Matt Whitehead SO F 5-7 160 L Newmarket, Ontario / Newmarket Hurricanes
#29 Ryan Koresky SR D 5-10 185 L Midhurst, Ontario / Cornwall Colts
#30 Matt Wolf JR G 5-11 160 L Cherry Valley, California / Bay City Bombers
#33 Ryan Scott JR G 5-10 195 L Williamsville, New York / Abitibi Eskimos

Clubs and student organizations

Oswego has around 140 clubs and organizations, many funded by the Student Association. These include the student-run television station WTOP
WTOP-TV (SUNY Oswego)
WTOP 10 is a fully functioning Student television station located in Oswego, New York. Originating on the SUNY Oswego campus and seen on cable channel 10 on the on-campus cable system, WTOP 10 is the only local television station originating out of Oswego County, as well as on their Livestream...

, the student-run The Oswegonian
The Oswegonian
The Oswegonian is the student-run newspaper of the State University of New York at Oswego. It was established in 1935, and currently distributes 3,500 copies around the campus and to selected locations off-campus on a weekly basis....

 newspaper, the first ever student-run ambulance corps (SAVAC
Šavac
Šavac is a village in the municipality of Paraćin, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 533 people....

), a collegiate-level synchronized skating team, the student-run radio station WNYO-FM
WNYO-FM
WNYO is a radio station broadcasting from the State University of New York at Oswego in the City of Oswego, New York. Broadcasting from the heart of SUNY Oswego at the campus center, The station is run entirely by SUNY Oswego students. Although a few members of the Oswego faculty have their own shows...

, Nationally Competitive Cheerleading, community service clubs, political organizations, the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club Improv Comedy Troupe, Club Baseball, Oswego Women's Rugby, as well as groups that appeal to those with specific interests or hobbies such as the Financial Management Association
Financial Management Association
Financial Management Association is an organization for finance and economics students and professionals. Its primary objective is to encourage and recognize academic and professional excellence in the finance field. FMA promotes the study and practice of financial education...

, the Investment Club
Investment club
An investment club is a group of individuals who meet on a regular basis for the purpose of pooling money and retail investing. The invested sums can be $30 to $100 per month. For certain type of club pooling money is not mandatory...

, the Christian
Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...

 groups BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) and CCM (Christian Campus Ministries), the SUNY Oswego Secular Student Alliance
Secular Student Alliance
The Secular Student Alliance , founded in May 2000, is an independent, democratically structured organization in the U.S. that aims to serve the needs of freethinking high school and college students. The Secular Student Alliance is based in Columbus, Ohio...

, a Muslim
Muslim
A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "submitter" .Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable...

 Student Association, the Pride Alliance (SUNY Oswego's only LGBT
LGBT
LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" people. In use since the 1990s, the term "LGBT" is an adaptation of the initialism "LGB", which itself started replacing the phrase "gay community" beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, which many within the...

 Organization), the theater group Blackfriars, the gamer
Gamer
Historically, the term "gamer" usually referred to someone who played role-playing games and wargames. Since they became very popular, the term has included players of video games...

 club Storytellers' Guild (STG), the Pro-Wrestling Club (PWC), College Republicans, and the local chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
American Society for Information Science and Technology
The American Society for Information Science and Technology, sometimes abbreviated ASIS&T or ASIST, is a non-profit membership organization for information professionals...

.

Greek organizations

Oswego also has an array of Greek organizations (fraternities, sororities, or mixed) from both national and locally recognized chapters. Each semester, eligible students can "rush" a Greek organization of their choice.

Fraternities

  • Delta Kappa Kappa
  • 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...

  • Phi Kappa Tau
    Phi Kappa Tau
    Phi Kappa Tau is a U.S. national collegiate fraternity.-History:Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity was founded in the Union Literary Society Hall of Miami University's Old Main Building in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906...

  • Psi Phi Gamma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon is a North American Greek-letter social college fraternity founded at the University of Alabama on March 9, 1856. Of all existing national social fraternities today, Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the only one founded in the Antebellum South...

  • Sigma Gamma
  • Sigma Tau Chi
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Zeta Chi Zeta
  • Phi Beta Sigma
    Phi Beta Sigma
    Phi Beta Sigma is a predominantly African-American fraternity which was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I...

  • Phi Iota Alpha
    Phi Iota Alpha
    Phi Iota Alpha , established December 26, 1931, is the oldest Latino fraternity still in existence, and works to motivate people, develop leaders, and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. The organization has roots that stem back to the late 19th century to the first Latino...

  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
    Lambda Sigma Upsilon
    Lambda Sigma Upsilon is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on April 5, 1979 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey....

  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda
    Lambda Upsilon Lambda
    La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity was established on February 19, 1982 in order to address the shortcomings of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the needs of Latino students in higher education...

  • Alpha Phi Alpha
    Alpha Phi Alpha
    Alpha Phi Alpha is the first Inter-Collegiate Black Greek Letter fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its founders are known as the "Seven Jewels". Alpha Phi Alpha developed a model that was used by the many Black Greek Letter Organizations ...


Sororities

  • Alpha Delta Eta
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
    Alpha Epsilon Phi
    Alpha Epsilon Phi is a sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference. It was founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College in New York City by seven Jewish women; Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina "Tina" Hess Solomon, Lee Reiss Liebert, Rose...

  • Alpha Sigma Chi
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
    Delta Phi Epsilon (social)
    Delta Phi Epsilon is an international sorority founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University Law School in New York City...

  • Omega Phi Beta
    Omega Phi Beta
    Omega Phi Beta sorority was founded on March 15, 1989 at the State University of New York in Albany, New York. It was founded by seventeen women of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds...

  • Omicron Xi
  • Phi Lambda Phi
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
    Phi Sigma Sigma
    Phi Sigma Sigma , colloquially known as "Phi Sig," was the first collegiate nonsectarian fraternity, welcoming women of all faiths and backgrounds...

  • Sigma Delta Tau
    Sigma Delta Tau
    Sigma Delta Tau is a national sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference, was founded March 25, 1917 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The original name, Sigma Delta Phi, was changed after the women discovered a sorority with the same name already existed...

  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon
    Sigma Lambda Upsilon
    Sigma Lambda Upsilon or Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-based sorority founded on December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University.-History:...


Other Greek organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega
    Alpha Phi Omega is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 350 campuses, an active membership of approximately 17,000 students, and over 350,000 alumni members...

    , National Service Fraternity (co-ed)
  • Beta Alpha Psi
    Beta Alpha Psi
    ΒΑΨ is a national honors business organization for highly successful accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. It was founded on February 12, 1919 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently headquartered in Durham, North Carolina...

    , Accounting/Finance/Information Systems Honor Society (co-ed)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
    Beta Gamma Sigma
    Beta Gamma Sigma or ΒΓΣ is an honor society for business students and scholars. Founded in 1913 at the University of Wisconsin, it has over 650,000 members, selected from over 500 chapters in AACSB-accredited business schools...

    , International AACSB Business Honor Society (Co-ed)
  • Delta Phi Alpha
    German National Honor Society
    The German National Honor Society or Delta Phi Alpha , seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship...

     The National German Honorary Society for outstanding students of the German language. (Nationale Deutsche Ehrenverbindung; Oswego Chapter: Zeta Xi, 1967)http://www.deltaphialpha.org/chapterdirectory.htm
  • Mu Beta Psi
    Mu Beta Psi
    Mu Beta Psi National Honorary Musical Fraternity is a service and music fraternity with chapters and colonies at universities throughout the eastern United States. Founded in 1925 at North Carolina State University by the director of bands, Major Percy Walter "Daddy" Price, this group began as a...

     National Honorary Musical Fraternity (co-ed)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society in the field of economics. Resulting from the merger of Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon, ODE was founded in 1963 . Its board of trustees includes well-known economists such as Robert Lucas, Kenneth Arrow, and Robert Solow...

     National Economics Honor Society (co-ed)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Omicron Delta Kappa, or ΟΔΚ, also known as The Circle, or more commonly ODK, is a national leadership honor society. It was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. Chapters, known as Circles, are located on over 300...

     National Leadership Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
    Phi Kappa Phi
    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society established 1897 to recognize and encourage superior scholarship without restriction as to area of study and to promote the "unity and democracy of education"...

     National All-Disciplinary Honorary Society of Academic Excellence
  • Pi Delta Phi
    Pi Delta Phi
    Pi Delta Phi is the French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate students at accredited public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The society was admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967.Pi Delta Phi was founded as a...

     The National French Honor Society for academic excellence in French (Oswego Chapter: Theta Delta, 1975).
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
    Pi sigma alpha
    Pi Sigma Alpha , the National Political Science Honor Society, is the only honor society for college and university students of political science in the United States. Its purpose is to recognize and promote high academic achievement in the field of political science...

     National Political Science Honor Society
  • Psi Chi
    Psi Chi
    Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. With over 1,050 chapters, Psi Chi is one of the largest honor societies in the United States...

     National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Phi Alpha Theta
    Phi Alpha Theta
    Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history.The society is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.-...

     National Honor Society in History

Traditions

  • Bridge Street Run - The Bridge Street Run is a pub crawl
    Pub crawl
    A pub crawl is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking.-Origin of the term:...

     that now takes place during the spring semester the last Friday before finals week starts. Students put on white t-shirts, start at the Front Door Tavern on East 10th and Utica Streets, and make their way down Bridge Street (New York State Route 104
    New York State Route 104
    New York State Route 104 is a long east–west state highway in Upstate New York, United States. It spans six counties and enters the vicinity of four cities—Niagara Falls, Lockport, Rochester, and Oswego—as it follows a routing largely parallel to that of the southern shoreline of Lake...

    ) in the City of Oswego
    Oswego
    Oswego is a word from the Iroquois language, meaning "The Outpouring". The word may refer to:-Place names:In the United States:*Oswego, Illinois, a village in Kendall County*Oswego, Indiana, an unincorporated place in Kosciusko County...

    . They stop at all participating bars along the way on or within a block of Bridge Street to have their shirts signed. The event has been a tradition in various forms at SUNY Oswego for over 30 years. The college officially discourages the practice.
  • QUEST - A symposium held by the college each year in April that allows students and faculty to present scholarly works and projects. Students usually work in collaboration with a faculty mentor in preparation of their project. The series also features a keynote speaker discuss some topical issue in a field such as technology, science or politics. There are no classes before 5pm on Quest Day.
  • Questmas Eve - A newly recognized campus-wide holiday by students of SUNY Oswego. This night, before the schools annual "Quest Day"(See Above), is celebrated by house parties, beer Olympics, 10 way social Greek parties/mixers and drinking with friends. A time when students have to accept the fate of going home in a few short weeks and need to make the best out of the few short weeks they have left. The college officially discourages this practice.
  • Torchlight Ceremony - Every year the night before the commencement day, the university holds an event called "Torchlight Ceremony" to honor each year's graduates and pass candlelights as "passing the torch." A representative of each year's graduate of SUNY Oswego is invited to this event to pass the torch.

University Anthem "Hail To Thee, Alma Mater"

The university's anthem is typically sang during the torchlight ceremonies and commencements. Its lyrics are as the following:

Voices fill the air singing reverently,
Pledging our school fair truth and loyalty,
This our song we raise in her name and praise,
Oswego Alma Mater Hail to Thee!

Ever in our heart you will cherished be,
All that you impart makes us bound to thee,
And our college days we'll recall always,
Oswego Alma Mater gloriously!

Wisdom pure and bright, light our way to see,
All the good and right where e're we may be,
So that all we do will pay tribute to,
Oswego Alma Mater endlessly!

Notable faculty

  • Doug Lea
    Doug Lea
    Doug Lea is a professor of computer science at State University of New York at Oswego where he specializes in concurrent programming and the design of concurrent data structures. He was on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process and chaired JSR 166, which added concurrency utilities...

    , current Interim Chair of Computer Science, world famous expert on concurrent programming, (co-)author of the Interest Group
  • Roy Lichtenstein
    Roy Lichtenstein
    Roy Lichtenstein was a prominent American pop artist. During the 1960s his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement...

    , World famous Pop Art Artist taught in the Art Department from 1958–1960
  • Dr. David C. Conrad, Emeritus Professor of History, author of several books on Africa; SUNY Chancellor Award Winner 2001. Is President of Mande Studies Association and a fellow at the Royal Geographic Society.
  • Dr. Bruce Altschuler, Former Chair of Political Science Department and 2007 Winner of SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activity. Has authored books and articles on the presidency of Lyndon Johnson, political campaigns and presidential politics.
  • Robert O'Connor
    Robert O'Connor (author)
    Robert O'Connor is an American novelist, hailed as one of the most promising young American novelists and the author of a novel, Buffalo Soldiers, the basis for the 2001 movie of the same name.-Biography:...

    , Associate Professor in Creative Writing Department (Author of Buffalo Soldiers)
  • Jay Button, a faculty master honored for his work done with first year students.
  • Sir Kenneth O. Hall
    Kenneth O. Hall
    Sir Kenneth Octavius Hall ON, GCMG, OJ was Governor-General of Jamaica from 16 February 2006 to 26 February 2009. He was Jamaica's fifth Governor-General since independence in 1962....

    , Governor-General
    Governor-General
    A Governor-General, is a vice-regal person of a monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial circonscription. Depending on the political arrangement of the territory, a Governor General can be a governor of high rank, or a principal governor ranking above "ordinary" governors.- Current uses...

     of Jamaica
    Jamaica
    Jamaica is an island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length, up to in width and 10,990 square kilometres in area. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea, about south of Cuba, and west of Hispaniola, the island harbouring the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic...

     (Feb 2006 - Feb 2009), served as Assistant Provost
    Provost (education)
    A provost is the senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and Australia, the equivalent of a pro-vice-chancellor at some institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland....

     and Professor
    Professor
    A professor is a scholarly teacher; the precise meaning of the term varies by country. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes" being usually an expert in arts or sciences; a teacher of high rank...

     of History
    History
    History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians...

     at Oswego.
  • Ron Greaff - Also known to many as Ron Hastings from channel 3.
  • Leigh Allison Wilson
    Leigh Allison Wilson
    Leigh Allison Wilson, is an award-winning American short story writer, and teacher. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Grand Street, and the Southern Review. Her story "Bullhead" was read on National Public Radio in 2008....

    , published author and Creative Writing professor

Notable alumni

Television meteorologists

Many Upstate New York TV meteorologists are graduates or attendees of SUNY Oswego.

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
 
x
OK