ACT is the Association of Council Members and College Trustees of the State University of New York. The ACT Handbook will help to understand the obligations of an appointed Council member.
All Council members and College Trustees are automatically members of ACT as are the officers of the SUNY institutions and the officers and principal staff members of SUNY Central Administration.
ACT seeks to promote increased Council effectiveness, constructive government relations and advocacy for quality public higher education through meetings, an annual conference, newsletters and this newly created web site.
Council members can significantly influence the direction and plans of ACT, their statewide organization.
New York State has mandated by Law, Article 8, Section 356 of the New York State Education Law, which provides for the establishment of local councils to supervise the operations and affairs of each state-operated institution of the State University.