- State University of New York at Oneonta
State University of New York College at Oneonta Motto Founded in Honor and Good Faith Established 1889 Type Public Endowment $30.9 million Undergraduates 5,808 full- and part-time Location Oneonta, New York, USA Campus Rural, 250 acres Athletics Nineteen sports Nickname Red Dragons Website http://www.oneonta.edu
The State University of New York College at Oneonta (also known as the SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta State, SUCO, and O-State) is a four-year liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York, United States, with approximately 5,800 students. The College offers many bachelor's degrees and a number of graduate degrees. Many academic programs at SUNY Oneonta hold additional national accreditations, including those in Education, Music Industry, Human Ecology, Dietetics, and Chemistry. In each of the past three years, SUNY Oneonta was ranked by US News in the top tier of “America’s Best Colleges,” selected by Kiplinger’s magazine as one of the “Kiplinger 100 Best Values in Public Colleges,” and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
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- 2 Mission
- 3 Academic programs
- 4 Residential living
- 5 Clubs and activities
- 6 Athletics
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 Notable faculty
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Established in 1889, the SUNY College at Oneonta was a founding member of the State University of New York system in 1948. In the same year, SUNY Oneonta began offering home economics programs and graduate programs in addition to its teacher education programs. With the addition of programs in the arts and sciences in 1964, SUNY Oneonta began its growth into today’s college of the liberal arts and sciences.
It is often viewed as the "gem" of the SUNY system, because of its stellar education. Admission to the College is highly competitive, and it has consistently been ranked among the "SUNY Five Elite" -- five of the best SUNY's, which include Binghamton University, University at Albany, Stony Brook University, and SUNY Geneseo.
The mission of the college is “to foster the individual student’s intellectual, personal, and civic development.” A highly selective college, SUNY Oneonta is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable cost. The teaching and learning process is the college’s highest priority, and faculty members actively work with students from the first year to the graduate level. As a friendly and inclusive campus, SUNY Oneonta welcomes and engages with a wide variety of people, cultures and ideas, valuing close relationships with the local community and service to community partners.
Undergraduate degree programs
- Africana & Latino Studies
- Business Economics
- Child and Family Studies
- Communication Studies
- Computer Art
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice
- Earth Science
- Environmental Sciences
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Food Service and Restaurant Administration
- Gerontology Studies
- Human Ecology
- International Studies
- Mass Communications
- Music Industry
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Water Resources
*The SUNY Oneonta College Observatory is home to the largest telescope in New York, a 1-meter (40") Newtonian reflector.
- Master of Arts (M.A.) Biology
- Master of Arts (M.A.) Earth Science
- Master of Arts (M.A.) History Museum Studies
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Master of Science in Education (M.S. in Education): Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12), Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Family and Consumer Science Education (Grades K-12), Literacy Education, M.S. Ed. in Childhood Education with Literacy, School Counselor (K-12 certification), and Educational Technology Specialist (K-12 certification) Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Adolescence Education
Other academic programs
- Center for Social Science Research
- Cooperstown Biological Field Station
- International Education
- Center for Academic Development and Enrichment
- New York State Migrant Education
- Pre-professional Programs.
Over 3,000 students live in the 15 residence halls at SUNY Oneonta, which offer living arrangements ranging from doubles to apartments including several themed housing options such as the Quiet Section, Oneonta’s Wilderness Living/Learning (OWLS), First Year Experience, and “Making a Difference” sections. The Residence Life staff members offer academic and social programs as well as individual attention and a comfortable living environment. Dining services at SUNY Oneonta are offered by Sodexo, and the college’s residential dining halls were the first in the country designed specifically for Sodexo’s Campus Crossroads program. Dining plans are unlimited and offer options for additional dollars for purchases at cafes and other retail facilities on campus.
Clubs and activities
- Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΟ; Theater)
- Beta Beta Beta (ΒΒΒ, Biology)
- Chi Alpha Epsilon (ΧΑΕ; Special Programs)
- Chi Alpha Sigma (ΧΑΣ; Student Athletes)
- Gamma Theta Epsilon (ΓΘΕ; Geography)
- Kappa Delta Pi (ΚΔΠ; Elementary Education)
- Lambda Pi Eta (ΛΠΗ; Communications)
- National Residence Hall Honorary (Residential Community Life)
- Omicron Delta Epsilon (ΟΔΕ; Economics)
- Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ; Leadership)
- Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ; History)
- Phi Eta Sigma (ΦΗΣ; Freshman Honors)
- Phi Sigma Iota (ΦΣΙ; Foreign Languages)
- Phi Upsilon Omicron (ΦΥΟ; Human Ecology)
- Pi Sigma Alpha (ΠΣΑ; Political Science)
- Psi Chi (ΨΧ; Psychology)
- Sigma Gamma Epsilon (ΣΓΕ; Earth Science)
- Sigma Pi Sigma (ΣΠΣ; Physics)
- Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ; English)
*On a one year probationary period while seeking recognition from the college.
- Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ)
- Lambda Theta Alpha (ΛΘΑ)
- Mu Sigma Upsilon (ΜΣΥ)
- Sigma Delta Tau (ΣΔΤ)
- Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ)
- Sigma Gamma Phi (ΣΓΦ)
- Pi Delta Chi (ΠΔΧ)
Lambda Theta Alpha is a current colony of the national sorority and have interim recognition status on the SUNY Oneonta Campus.
SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Political Science Conference
The SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Political Science Conference is a tradition hosted by the Oneonta Political Science Club and the Political Science Department. The first conference was hosted March 20–21, 2009. The keynote speaker for that year was Alan Chartock, Professor Emeritus at SUNY Albany and host of The Capitol Connection. The 2010 conference keynote speaker was Peter Balakian of Colgate University. SUNY Oneonta hosted its third annual conference on March 11, 2011 with Sarah Pralle, professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, as the keynote speaker.
SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
The SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is an annual conference in its 16th year. It will be hosted April 13-14, 2012.
- Campus Ambassadors (Christianity)
- Hillel (Judaism)
- Muslim Student Association (Muslim)
- Newman Club (Catholicism)
Poetry Slam Association
The Big O' Poetry Slam is a widely attended event on the campus at Oneonta State. It was founded by Alicia Francis, Jamie Manning, Robert Haggerty, George Castle and Robb Thibault on October 24, 2001. Hunt College Union is the certified poetry slam venue on campus with Poetry Slam Inc. and member of the Association of College Unions International. Some highlights include hosting the first two Poetry Cross Training Camps. The Big O' Poetry Slam has featured more than a dozen national poetry slam champions. The club has sent teams to the College Union Poetry Slam Nationals seven years in a row, which have made three finals stage appearances, including taking the silver medal at the 2005 College Nationals and placing 4th at the 2008 Nationals in New Mexico.
WIRE (Campus Channel 73, Time Warner Channel 23) is SUNY Oneonta's student-run television station. It produces the Oneonta News Express, which is the channels longest running show, which reports news on the local, state, and national level and also local weather and sports. The Wire also produces live broadcasts of Oneonta State Red Dragon's athletics including; Men's and Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball and Men's and Women's Lacrosse.
WONY 90.9 FM is SUNY Oneonta's student-run radio station.
- Accounting Society
- Africana & Latino Studies Club
- American Chemical Society
- American Marketing Association (OnMark)
- Anthropology Club
- Apollo Music Club
- Art & Scope
- Association of Childhood Education
- Association of Secondary Educators
- Audio Production & Engineering Club
- Badminton Club
- Biology Club
- Caribbean Student Association
- College Union Activities Council
- Colleges Against Cancer
- Communication Arts Society
- Computer Art Club
- Computer Programmers United
- Creative Writing Club
- Cricket Club
- Criminal Justice Club
- Dance Team
- Democracy Matters Club
- Different Paths
- Drag'n Rolls (Drumline)
- Economics Club
- Environmental Science Club
- Equestrian Club
- Finance Club
- Food & Nutrition Association
- Gender Equality & Rights Society
- Geography Club
- Geology Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hispanic Organization for Learning Advancement
- History Club
- Hooked on Tonics (Acapella Choir)
- Human Ecology Club
- Indian Cultural Club
- International Students Organization
- Intramural Association
- Knit-Wits (Knitting & Crochetting)
- Club Lacrosse
- Mask & Hammer (Theatre Production)
- Meteorology Club
- Mock Trial Club
- Mountain Biking Club
- Music Industry Club
- Oneonta State NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
- Oneonta State Cheerleading
- Oneonta State Fencing Club
- Oneonta State Gamer's Guild
- Oneonta State Hockey
- Oneontan (Yearbook)
- Open Minded Unity (GLBT Alliance)
- Otaku United
- Outing Club (Outdoor-Living)
- Parnassus (English Club)
- Philosophy Club
- Physics & Astronomy Club
- Political Science Club
- Pre-Health Professions Association
- Pre-Law Society
- Progressives and Friends
- Protect Your Environment Club
- Psychology Club
- Racquetball Club
- Resident Student Organization
- Rock to Cure (American Cancer Society)
- Women's Rugby Football Club
- St. Jude's Giants (St. Jude's Childrens Hospital)
- Sanford Society (Math/Computer Science/Stats)
- Ski & Snowboarding Club
- Sociology Club
- Songwriters' Club
- State Times (School Newspaper)
- Student Fashion Society
- Students Alternative Voice
- Students for Global Education
- Students of Color Coalition
- Students Protecting Animal Rights
- Terpsichorean Dance Company
- Trait D'Union (French Club)
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Voices of Serenity Gospel Choir
- Volleyball (Men's)
- Young Republicans Club
- Zombie Defense Corps
Oneonta Red Dragons University College at Oneonta Conference(s) SUNYAC NCAA Division III Athletics director Tracey Ranieri Location Oneonta, NY Varsity teams 21 (10 Men & 11 Women) Football stadium All College Field Basketball arena Dewar Arena Mascot Red Dragon Nickname Red Dragons Fight song Colors Red and White Homepage Oneonta Red Dragons
The Oneonta Red Dragons athletics program represent the College at Oneonta, State University of New York. The school's team currently competes at the Division III level in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, and has been since the conference's inception in 1958. Oneonta's athletic teams also compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The school facilities include Dewar Arena in the Alumni Field House, All College Field, Chase Athletic Building, and Red Dragon Soccer, Baseball and Softball fields.
Sport Venue Coach 2011-12 Year Baseball Red Dragon Baseball Field Rick Ferchen 17th Year Basketball (Men) Dewar Arena Vincent Medici 8th Year Basketball (Women) Dewar Arena Daphne Thompson 5th Year Cross Country (Men & Women) Fortin Park Angelo Posillico 2nd Year Field Hockey All College Field Kelly Kingsbury 4th Year Lacrosse (Men) All College Field Dan Mahar 5th Year Lacrosse (Women) All College Field Jessica Pausewang 5th Year Soccer (Men) Red Dragon Soccer Field Iain Byrne 9th Year Soccer (Women) Red Dragon Soccer Field Liz McGrail 5th Year Softball Red Dragon Softball Field Liz Wagner 6th Year Swimming & Diving (Men & Women) Chase Pool Chris Schuler-Ghiorse 15th Year Tennis (Men & Women) Dr. Joseph A. Heissan Tennis Courts Bill May 8th Year Indoor Track & Field (Men & Women) Alumni Field House Matt LoPiccolo 12th Year Outdoor Track & Field (Men & Women) All College Field Matt LoPiccolo 12th Year Volleyball (Women) Dewar Arena Colleen Cashman 13th Year Wrestling Chase Gymnasium Duane Ritter 8th Year
- Benny Manieri - Stand-up Comedian, Writer, Actor.
- Philip M. Greifeld - Chief Executive Officer, Huddle House, Inc.
- Ron Garan- NASA astronaut
- Victoria Graffeo - Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals
- Robin Higgins - Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (ret.), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Roy McDonald - New York State Senator
- Bill Pullman - Actor, Director, Producer
- Edward Burns - Actor, Director.
- Amy Ignatow - Author and illustrator of the Popularity Papers series of children's books.
- Roger Watkins - Film Director and Actor 
- Gary Valentine - Actor
- Gary Sinise- Actor
- Matt McGinley - Drummer for the band Gym Class Heroes
- Shawn Sears - Drummer for the Boston based rock group Sheila Divine
- Al Schnier - musician guitarist for the American jam band moe.
- Don Garber - Major League Soccer Commissioner
- Keith Tozer - Milwaukee Wave (MISL) head soccer
- Marty Appel - Author, Public Relations official, New York Yankees
- Sal Paolantonio - ESPN NFL Reporter
- Stephen Rannazzisi - Actor, comedian. The League, TV Show
- Blake Fleming - founder of The Mars Volta and Dazzling Killmen, drum instructor
- Jeremy Wall - founder of jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra, various music classes
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