The magnitude of our potential is breathtaking. The Power of SUNY is not confined to one or two dots on the state’s landscape, or to a cluster of institutions. We are literally all over the map, with 64 unique learning environments for every type of student, every stage of life, and every kind of passion. SUNY is truly a universe of knowledge, encompassing every field of human inquiry - disciplines that range from music to mechanics, and perspectives from the molecular to the macroeconomic.
Like the global marketplace, SUNY is “always on” - constantly seeking, generating, analyzing, and sending knowledge back into the world through informed citizens, revitalized communities, and experts who transform entire sectors. Whether it’s a forestry program upstate, a nanotech center in the capital region, a fashion institute in Manhattan, or a marine studies center on the shores of Long Island, SUNY’s reach and impact is without peer. SUNY faculty and alumni are Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
SUNY was born out of a commitment to opportunity and access, and designed to meet diverse needs across a vast geographic landscape. We reflect both the land grant mission reborn and a distinctly New York impatience with the status quo. Throughout our history, we’ve shown a willingness to throw open doors, embrace new thinking and commit to brighter ideals.
On the pages of our strategic plan, we present our Big Ideas not as hopes, but as firm intentions. Why do we believe that SUNY, unique within American higher education, can best achieve these goals? Because of the extraordinary Power of SUNY.