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State University of New York
Memorandum to Presidents
Date: April 23, 1993
Vol. 93 No. 2
From: Office of the Chancellor
Subject: Acceptable Short-Form Campus Names - Guidelines for Review Process
To: Presidents, State-operated Campuses Presidents, Community Colleges
During the past several months we have been engaged in the development of a new process to review and approve the "acceptable short-form" of a campus name. I have consulted with the Council of Presidents, staff in the Central Administration, members of the University Faculty Senate, and other presidents and campus staff who have an interest in this important issue of campus identity and image. Although I am firmly committed to the preservation of a State University system identity in all publications, public relations materials, stationery, logos; and other means of identification, I am well aware of the need by many of our campuses to have a personal identity as they develop their individual market niche.
Attached is the most recent listing of official campus names as approved in SUNY Board of Trustees' and community college trustees' resolutions or by special statute, groupings by sector with the appropriate sector name, e.g, University Colleges rather than Arts and Science Colleges, and the acceptable short-form names. This list should supersede and replace all other listings that you have from me or other Central staff.
As you know, under the Education Law the SUNY Trustees are directly responsible for the formal naming of a State-operated campus after consultation with the opus council. For the use of short-form names, however, I would like to initiate a review process that will require presidents to submit to me in writing the new name, accompanied by a brief rationale for the change, Rligl to any public announcement so that neither I nor the trustees are taken by surprise. Moreover, so that the State University identity is not lost with the adoption of a new short-form name, I ask that all stationery, publications, and logos (when possible) and other means of identification clearly identify the State University of New York in some prominent place.
In addition to the new listing of acceptable short-form names that appears on the attachment, I would like to point out the other changes of which you should be aware:
- State University of New York College of Optometry has been moved from the Health Sciences Center grouping to the Specialized Colleges list;
- The name of the State University of New York College of Technology at Utica/Rome was changed in August 1989 to State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome;
- State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome has been moved from the Colleges of Technology group to the Specialized Colleges list;
- The name of the Community College of the Finger Lakes has been changed to Finger Lakes Community College.
- Although this is not new, I would like once again to ask you to remove the designation "Arts and Science" colleges from our four-year liberal arts campuses and replace it with "University Colleges."
If you have any questions about these changes or the process for review of acceptable short-form names, please feel free to call me or my deputy, Dr. Marilou Jarvis. -
D. Bruce Johnstone
This memorandum for information to:
Deans, Statutory Colleges
(Updated) January 10, 1994
Campuses of the State University of New York
Official/Legal Name Acceptable Short Form (l) University Centers State University of New York at Albany University at Albany State University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton University, BU State University of New York at Buffalo University at Buffalo, UB State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, University at Stony Brook, USB Health Science Centers State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn HSC at Brooklyn State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse HSC at Syracuse (1) Requires State University of New York in logo and on stationery. University Colleges (2) State University College at Brockport SUNY Brockport State University College at Buffalo Buffalo State College State University College at Cortland Cortland College, SUNY Cortland 'State University College at Fredonia College at Fredonia, Fredonia State University College at Geneseo Geneseo, SUNY Geneseo State University College at New Paltz College at New Paltz State University College at Old Westbury Old Westbury State University College at Oneonta College at Oneonta State University College at Oswego SUNY Oswego State University College at Plattsburgh SUNY Plattsburgh State University College at Potsdam Potsdam College State University College at Purchase Purchase College State University of New York Empire State College Empire State College (2) Although the format State University College reflects the formal action of the SUNY Trustees taken from enabling resolutions, it is also acceptable to use State University of New York College at .... Colleges of Technology State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred Alfred State College State University of New York College of Technology at Canton SUNY Canton State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill SUNY Cobleskill State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi Delhi State University of New York College of Technology at Farmingdale SUNY Farmingdale State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville SUNY Morrisville Specialized Colleges State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY ESF State University of New York College of Optometry College of Optometry State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome State University of New York Maritime College Maritime College Statutory Colleges New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University Same New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University Same New York State .College of Human Ecology at Cornell University Same New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University Same New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University Same Community Colleges (3) Adirondack Community College (at Glens Falls) ACC Broome Community College (at Binghamton) BCC Cayuga County Community College (at Auburn) Cayuga Community College Clinton Community College (at Plattsburgh) CCC Columbia-Greene Community College (at Hudson) CGCC Corning Community College (at Corning) CCC Dutchess Community College (at Poughkeepsie) DCC Erie Community College (at Williamsville, Buffalo and Orchard Park) ECC Fashion Institute of Technology (at New York City) FIT Finger Lakes Community College (at Canandaigua) FLCC Fulton-Montgomery Community College (at Johnstown) FMCC or Fulton-Montgomery Genesee Community College (at Batavia) GCC Herkimer County Community College (at Herkimer) HCCC Hudson Valley Community College (at Troy) HVCC Jamestown Community College (at Jamestown) JCC Jefferson Community College (at Watertown) JCC Mohawk Valley Community College (at Utica) MVCC Monroe Community College (at Rochester) MCC Nassau Community College (at Garden City) NCC Niagara County Community College (at Sanborn) NCCC Onondaga Community College (at Syracuse) OCC North Country Community College (at Saranac Lake, Malone, Ticonderoga) NCCC Orange County Community College (at Middletown) OCCC Rockland Community College (at Suffern) RCC Schenectady County Community College (at Schenectady) SCCC Suffolk County Community College (at Selden, Riverhead and Brentwood) Suffolk Community College, SCC Sullivan County Community College (at Loch Sheldrake) SCCC Tompkins Cortland Community College (at Dryden) Tompkins Cortland Ulster County Community College (at Stone Ridge) Ulster Westchester Community College (at Valhalla) WCC (3) SUNY Trustees' code of standards for community colleges provides that when possible and desirable the designation of its sponsorship or service area shall be incorporated into the name of a community college.