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Affirmative Action Compliance Statement

The State University of New York College at Brockport does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity/color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran, in admission, employment, and treatment of students and employees. It is, therefore, the policy of SUNY Brockport to provide an academic and work environment free of discriminatory intimidation.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender).

Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Since sexual harassment is generally recognized as a form of sexual discrimination, employees or students who feel they have been harassed can file a complaint under the University's Grievance Procedures for Review of Allegations of Discrimination.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provide that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The ADA estimates that there are 43 million Americans who have a disability. A "disability" is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of having such an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of having such an impairment, or being regarded as having one. "Disability" covers a wide range of conditions and includes mobility, vision, hearing, or speech impairments, learning disabilities, chronic health conditions, emotional illnesses, AIDS, HIV positive, and a history of drug addiction or alcoholism.

Accessibility for people with disabilities is often viewed solely as architectural or physical access. The ADA, however, goes beyond this concept to require that all of our services, programs, and activities be accessible. To ensure compliance, SUNY Brockport has designated a coordinator for ADA compliance. The coordinator can be contacted directly to discuss the provision of reason able accommodations. It is important to note that all inquires will be held in the strictest of confidence. For additional information, please contact the coordinator's office at (716) 395-5409.

Section 224-A of the Education
Law of the State of New York

  1. No person shall be expelled from or be refused admission as a student to an institution of higher education for the reason that she is unable, because of his/her religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study or work requirements on a particular day or days.
  2. Any student in an institution of higher education who is unable, because of his/her religious beliefs, to attend classes on a particular day or days shall, because of such absence on the particular day or days, be excused from any examination or any study or work requirements.
  3. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to make available to each student who is absent from school, because of his/her religious beliefs, an equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study or work requirements which he/she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged b y the institution for making available to the said student such equivalent opportunity.
  4. If classes, examinations, study or work requirements are held on Friday after 4 pm or Saturday, similar or makeup classes, examinations, study or work requirements shall be made avail able on other days, where it is possible and practicable to do so. No special fees shall be charged to the student for these classes, examinations, study or work requirements held on other days.
  5. In effectuating the provisions of this section, it shall be the duty of the faculty and of the administrative officials of each institution of higher education to exercise the fullest measure of good faith. No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student because of his/her availing him- or herself of the provisions of this section.
  6. Any student, who is aggrieved by the alleged failure of any faculty or administrative officials to comply in good faith with the provisions of this section, shall be entitled to maintain an action or proceeding in the supreme court of the county in which said institution of higher education is located for the enforcement of his/her rights under this section.
  7. As used in this section, the term "institution of higher education" shall mean schools under the control of the board of trustees of the State University of New York or of the board of higher education of the City of New York or any community college. The College is in compliance with these policies. All questions concerning these policies and allegations of noncompliance should be directed to: Affirmative Action Officer SUNY College at Brockport 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420-2929 Telephone: (716) 395-2109

Board of Trustees

Thomas F. Egan, A.B., J.D., Chairperson New York

Erland E. Kailbourne, A.A.S., Sc.D., Vice Chairperson Albany

Roderick G.W. Chu, B.S., M.B.A. New York City

Edward F. Cox, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. New York City

Candace de Russy, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Bronxville

Arnold B. Gardner, A.B., LL.B. Buffalo

Louis T. Howard Amityville

Pamela R. Jacobs, B.A., M.A. Buffalo

Simon Johnson Albany Nicole Kim, B.A., J.D. Newark

Miles L. Lasser, A.B., LL.B., CPA. Jamestown

Edward S. Nelson, B.A., LL.B . Norwich

Paul R. Perez New York City

N. Theodore Sommer, B.A., J.D. Binghamton

Harvey F. Wachsman, B.A., M.D., J.D. Great Neck

John W. Ryan, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Peter Salins

Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business
Brian Stenson

College Counsel and Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Scott Steffey

Secretary of the University
John O'Connor, B.A., M.S.

College Administration

(Note: *Indicates recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service.)

President's Office: Paul Yu, President

Affirmative Action: Theresa Conroy, Director

Institutional Research & Planning: Claire VanDenBerghe, Director

Academic Affairs: Timothy J. Flanagan, Vice President

Academic Computing Services: Mary Jo Orzech, Director

Academic Information Services/Director of Library: Raj Madan, Dean

Academic Outreach & Access: John J. Perry, Dean

Arts & Performance, School of: Jacqueline Davis, Interim Dean

Delta College: Sandra Holinbaugh-Beltz/Nancy Leslie, Co-Directors

Educational Opportunity Center: Melva Brown, Dean

Graduate Education, Research, & Faculty Development: vacant

Grants Development: Colleen Donaldson, Director

Letters & Sciences, School of: Stuart Appelle, Interim Dean

Professions, School of: Diane Elliott, Interim Dean

Undergraduate Education: P. Michael Fox, Assistant Vice President

Administrative Services: Edward J. Kumar, Vice President

Administrative Computing: David Strasenburgh, Acting Director

Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation: Sandra Mason, Executive Director

Budget and Post-award Activities, Jeffrey Post, Director

Facilities and Planning: Gerald Luzum, Assistant Vice President

Facility Operations, Richard Lair, Director

Facilities Planning, John Osowski, Director

Finance and Management: Louis M. Spiro, Assistant Vice President

Human Resources: Richard D. Meade, Director

Procurement and Payment Services, Dona Hazen, Director

Student Financial Services: James E. Vetuskey*, Assistant to the Vice President

Telecommunications, Wayne Hunter, Director

College Advancement: Bruce Van Hise, Executive Director

Advancement Services: Lynne Conradt, Director

Alumni Relations: Susan L. Parrino, Director

Development: Bradley C. Schreiber, Director

Development Relations & Research: Linda P. Sweeting, Director

Government Relations: Bruce Van Hise

Enrollment Management: Ray Di Pasquale, Vice President

Academic Advisement: Thomas Nugent*, Associate Director

Admissions: Kathleen M. Simpson, Director

Career Services: George Toth, Director

Design & Production: Richard Black, Director

Educational Opportunity Program: Terrence O. Barnes, Director

Financial Aid: J. Scott Atkinson, Director

Intercollegiate Athletics: Lin Case, Director

Marketing Communications: Karla Linn Merrifield, Director

Registrar: Larry Humm, Associate Director

Student Retention/Assistant Vice President: vacant

Student Affairs: Marion Schrank*, Vice President

Assistant Vice President: Terrin L. Hover*

Assistant to the Vice President: Roger Weir*

Campus Life: Dan Raimondo, Director

Campus Recreation: vacant

College-wide Judicial System: Thomas Rosia, Officer

College Events: Susan Hawkes, Coordinator

Health and Counseling Services: vacant

Leadership/Community Development: Karen Clinton-Phelps, Director

Residential Life/Learning Communities: Joseph Franek, Director

Students With Disabilities, Office of: Vivian Vanderzell, Coordinator

University Police/Campus Safety: Robert Kehoe, Chief

College Council

For a complete listing of the College faculty and professional staff please see the Appendix of the Undergraduate Catalog.

College Council

Norman Fagnan Oakfield

Michael J. Garbin Rochester

David L. Hoffberg, Chair Rochester

Frederick J. Holbrook Spencerport

James H. Keeler Albion

William H. Sentiff Rochester

Scott M. Turner Rochester

State University of New York

The State University of New York's 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New York state residents. The campuses comprise the nation's largest centrally managed system of public higher education.

When founded in 1948, the university consolidated 29 state-operated, but unaffiliated, institutions into the SUNY System. In response to need, the university system has grown to a point where its impact is felt educationally, culturally and economically the length and breadth of the state.

More than 403,000 students pursue traditional study in classrooms or work at home, at their own pace, through such innovative institutions as Empire State College, whose students follow individualized and often non-traditional paths to a degree. Of the total enrollment, about 36 percent of the students are 25 years or older, reflecting SUNY's services to specific constituencies, such as refresher courses for the professional community, continuing educational opportunities for returning veterans, and personal enrichment for more mature persons.

The SUNY System's research contributions are helping to solve some of modern society's most urgent problems. It was a SUNY scientist who first warned the world of potentially harmful mercury deposits in canned fish, and another who made the connection between automobile and industrial smoke combining to cause changes in weather patterns. Other SUNY researchers continue important studies in such wide-ranging areas as immunology, marine biology, sickle cell anemia and organ transplantation.

More than 1,000 public service activities are currently pursued on SUNY campuses. Examples of these efforts include: special training courses for local government personnel, state civil service personnel and the unemployed, participation by campus personnel in joint community planning or project work, and campus-community arrangements for community use of campus facilities.

A distinguished faculty includes nationally and internationally known figures in all the major disciplines. Their efforts are recognized each year in the form of such prestigious awards as Fulbright Hayes, Guggenheim and Danforth Fellowships.

The SUNY System offers a wide diversity of what are considered the more conventional fields, such as engineering, medicine, literature, dairy farming, medical technology, accounting, social work, forestry and automotive technology. Additionally, its responsiveness to progress in all areas of learning and to tomorrow's developing societal needs has resulted in concentrations which include pollution, urban studies, computer science, immunology , preservation of national resources and microbiology.

SUNY programs for the educationally and economically disadvantaged have become models for delivering better learning opportunities to a once-forgotten segment of society. The System's Educational Opportunity Centers (EOCs) offer high school equivalency and college preparatory courses to provide young people and adults with the opportunity to begin college or to learn marketable skills. In addition, campus-based Educational Opportunity Programs provide counseling, developmental education and financial aid to disadvantaged students in traditional degree programs on most SUNY campuses.

Overall, at its EOCs, two-year colleges, four-year campuses and university and medical centers, SUNY offers some 4,000 academic programs. Degree opportunities range from two-year associate programs to doctoral studies offered at 12 senior campuses.

The 30 two-year community colleges operating within the SUNY System play a unique role in the expansion of educational opportunity by: providing local industry with trained technicians in a wide variety of occupational curriculums; providing transfer options to students who wish to go on and earn advanced degrees; and providing the community with yet another source for technical and professional upgrading as well as personal enrichment.

During its brief history, the SUNY System has graduated some 1.4 million alumni, the majority of whom are pursuing their careers in communities across the state.

SUNY is governed by a board of trustees, appointed by the governor, which directly determines the policies to be followed by the 34 state-supported campuses. Community colleges have their own local boards of trustees whose relationship to the SUNY board is defined by law. The state contributes one third to 40 percent of their operating cost and one-half of their capital costs.

The State University of New York motto is: "To learn; to search; to serve."


Alma Mater, thy children rise
To thy shrine deserved praise.
Home and courage thou dost impart
To each loyal student heart.
Friendly flowers and stately trees
Lend new perfume to the breeze.
Dear old campus, lofty halls,
Alma Mater, we love thy walls.
When the fleeting years divide
Us from thee, our gentle guide;
Still our thoughts with thee shall rest,
Alma Mater, Dearest, Best.

Lyrics by a member of the Class of 1916.

Last Updated 7/1/20

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