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Encyclopedia > State University of New York Institute of Technology

State University of New York Institute of Technology

Established 1966
Type Public
President Peter A. Spina
Undergraduates 1,727
Postgraduates 571
Location Utica, NY, USA
Campus 800 acres
Colors Blue
Mascot Wildcats
Affiliations State University of New York
Website www.sunyit.edu[1]

The State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) is a campus of the State University of New York located just north of Utica, New York in the town of Marcy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A public school, has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials or in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private boarding school, generally not coeducational, that prepares students for the university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ... NY redirects here. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... Utica, New York is a city in the State of New York and the county seat of Oneida County. ... Marcy is a town in Oneida County, New York, USA. The population was 9,469 at the 2000 census. ...



Established by the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 14, 1966, SUNYIT is the State University’s only institute of technology. Originally a graduate and upper-division institution, the college offered classes in temporary locations and at extension sites for several years until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent campus in the 1980s.


SUNYIT’s undergraduate degree majors/programs include: accounting, applied mathematics, applied mathematics/electrical engineering, business, civil engineering technology, communication & information design, computer engineering technology, computer & information science, computer information systems, electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, finance, general studies, health information management, health services management, industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, nursing, psychology, sociology,and telecommunications. A pre-law curriculum is also offered.


Graduate degree programs are: the MBA in technology management, and master of science degree programs in accountancy, advanced technology, applied sociology, computer & information science, health services administration, information design and technology, telecommunications, nursing administration, adult nurse practitioner, and family nurse practitioner. Accelerated BS/MS options are available in computer science, nursing, and telecommunications.


SUNYIT's intercollegiate athletic teams compete as the Wildcats in Division Three. Varsity sports include men’s and women’s basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball; men’s baseball; and women’s softball. In Spring 2005, the men's basketball team played two post-season games winning the first and losing the second.


Student Association of SUNYIT

The Student Association of SUNYIT is a student-operated organization which serves and represents the students of SUNYIT, organizing and sponsoring a variety of campus events and entertainment. Additionally, the Student Association communicates student concerns to campus administrators. Students speak freely in the SA Forums.[2]


The Student Association oversees numerous student-run organizations, such as the Campus Activities Board, Club Funding Board, Wildcat Media television/radio station, Factory Times newspaper, and Genesis yearbook. The Snowflake newsletter was another organization that was overseen by SA, but is currently not running due to a lack of staffing.


Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of SUNYIT has been actively engaged in supporting the college since its establishment in 1976 and incorporation in 1987. It is led by an all-volunteer board that oversees all Association activities which are entirely funded through three primary revenue sources: alumni dues, program revenues, and event fees. In 2005-06 the Alumni Association worked to strengthen ties with future alumni though a number of ventures with the Student Association (formerly URSA), including the establishment of “Bridge Crossing,” a ceremony welcoming new students and introducing them to both associations, and the co-sponsorship of Fall Fest 2006 comprised of 17 activities in 27 hours for alumni and current students and their families. For 2005-06 the Alumni Association sponsored a matrix of experimental programs that included four events in cities along the NYS Thruway, alumni-student-faculty and recruitment events through the School of Business, a 1970s-80s “Globe Mill Group” Reunion to kick off SUNYIT’s 40th anniversary celebration, Send-off/Alumni Welcome for graduating students and alumni, and tie-ins with all-SUNY events in other states


The Alumni Association works cooperatively throughout the year with the Athletics Office, with recent activities including the sponsorship of a Wildcat tournament tailgate, post-alumni game gatherings, and a joint Alumni Association Awards & Hall of Fame event. In 2005-06 the Alumni Association awarded four grants to student clubs and organizations as part of its new ExperienceIT™ program to reconnect alumni with current students. It also endowed an Alumni Association Student Scholarship that was awarded for the first time in fall 2005 to the child of an alumnus, and through 2006 the board worked toward having a room on campus named in honor of all alumni with all funds raised going to the scholarship fund.


External links

  • SUNYIT Web Page
  • Student Association of SUNYIT
  • SUNYIT Alumni Office
  • SUNYIT Featured Article on AnyCollege.com

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