May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Life



711 Culkin Hall • 315-312-3214

Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs enrolls and engages students in a vibrant out-of-class learning environment that supports and fosters student success.

About the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) at SUNY Oswego is comprised of departments that exist to support student success. The programs, services and initiatives offered by DSA staff members:

  1. Compliment and supplement the learning that students receive inside
    the classroom,
  2. Create a network of care to advance student well-being, and
  3. Provide vibrant engagement opportunities vital to students’ sense of belonging. 

The Division of Student Affairs staff members take pride in the personal attention and care they give to all students. They strive to collaborate with other SUNY Oswego colleagues so that all resources are employed to ensure that each matriculated student reaches Commencement, and after graduation, can thrive personally and in their chosen career.

Division of Student Affairs Learning Domains, 2022-2023

These learning domains were developed to reflect how the Division of Student Affairs can best support SUNY Oswego learning aims, (SUNY General Education Goals, SUNY Oswego Strategic Priorities, etc.), and provide students with opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.

1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Students will have opportunities to learn about diverse identities and systemic privileges, identify their biases and the impact of these on others, engage across differences, gain an understanding of others’ perspectives and experiences, learn to advocate for themselves, and to create inclusive and affirming communities.

​​2. Well-being

Students will have opportunities to understand the concepts of well-being while developing skills and strategies that enhance their own physical, behavioral, social, and emotional health. Well-being is the optimal state of living well and thriving. Well-being focuses on the holistic and purposeful growth of the total person and their surrounding community to create lifelong thriving community members.

3. Self-Efficacy

Students will have opportunities to increase their self-efficacy, the belief that through their own actions they can and will succeed in the pursuit of their goals. With high self-efficacy, students are able to embrace adversity as opportunity, generate innovative solutions to challenges, set meaningful goals, and establish firm belief in their own potential and capacity to achieve their aspirations.

4. Leadership Development

Students will have opportunities to explore the meaning of leadership as a process for developing individual and organizational capacities to affect impactful change within their communities. Leadership on campus is defined as purposeful, inclusive, ethical, and process-oriented practices.

5. Community Engagement

Students will have opportunities to explore their own values and how they can contribute to healthy and positive communities by examining the common good vs. individual wants or desires, understanding and adhering to community standards, and developing pride in the community. Students will have opportunities to be engaged as active community members who understand that their actions or inactions have an impact on those around them. 


501 Culkin Hall  • 315-312-5483

SUNY Oswego’s Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) champions the student experience, ensures student success, and offers dynamic student engagement opportunities that ensure an inclusive, healthy, and safe learning environment for all students. ODS staff advocate for students as they navigate personal and educational challenges and respond to the emerging needs of our diverse students. The ODS supports a holistic network of care and cultivates collaborative partnerships to forward campus-wide efforts that integrate academic and student life; seeks to ensure that sufficient support networks for all students exist; engage with students in their campus communities; and support the implementation of a campus-wide focus on well-being.

Office of Student Conduct
501 Culkin Hall • 315-312-3378


SUNY Oswego promotes standards of student behavior and conduct that help maintain a campus environment where ideas are freely exchanged, property and processes are respected, and conflicts are resolved civilly. The Code of Conduct, administered by the Director of Student Conduct, outlines policies and procedures to address violations that interfere with the educational mission of the College including residential conduct, organizational misconduct, academic dishonesty, and sexual misconduct.

The goal of Student Conduct at SUNY Oswego is to challenge students to adopt an informed set of ethics and values expressed through mutual respect, academic integrity, acceptable standards of behavior, and social responsibility by integrating the philosophies of restorative justice and inclusive excellence.

Student Conduct is part of the institution’s programs designed to be community-focused, learning-centered, and procedurally sound and does not function like the separate legal or judicial processes on the municipal, state, and federal levels. By promoting academic and personal development, Student Conduct:

  • Encourage a variety of viewpoints, to engage in discussion, exchange thoughts and opinions, and to speak or write in ways that does not prohibit their right to Freedom of Expression or speech.
  • Clarify values as it relates to the behavior in question.
  • Consider the consequences of their behavior.
  • Make more positive self-directed choices that will better enable them to assume adult roles.

Health Promotion
501 Culkin Hall • 315-312-5483​

Health Promotions develops and maintains a comprehensive and proactive program that promotes a campus environment supportive of lower-risk choices for students and reflects the attitudes, behaviors and values of healthier lifestyles. 

A peer-to-peer model is used and it includes a diverse group of student leaders who are committed to creating a positive environment for students to make healthier lifestyle choices. Peer Health Educators (Oz Peer Eds) are trained to develop, implement and evaluate workshops and programs on a host of health related issues.

Anyone wishing to become involved with the Peer Health Education program must complete an application and interview as well as other requirements before becoming accepted.

Alcohol and Drug Education
501 Culkin Hall • 315-312-5483

The Alcohol and Other Drug Education program is committed to fostering an environment that discourages the misuse or illegal use of alcohol or drugs and supports healthy lifestyle choices. The AOD Education program has established policies and procedures to enforce this commitment and to provide services to students in need of assistance due to their alcohol or drug use.

AOD educational efforts focus on harm reduction, and recognizing the reality of AOD abuse among young adults in a college setting. The AOD Education program promotes and supports those who choose to abstain from alcohol or other drugs and strives to provide a multitude of campus activities that are alcohol and drug-free.

Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team meets regularly to discuss students of concern in order to coordinate responses, resources, and management of relevant information so that campus professional staff can address student needs in a comprehensive manner. The team makes recommendations to address any disruption or negative impact student issues may have on the student of concern, their peers, and others in the living and learning environment.

Anyone may report a concern: 
Complete Student of Concern Referral Form:



New students are introduced to SUNY Oswego through an orientation process program designed to provide students with the support and information they require to transition successfully to college.

All new incoming students must participate in an orientation program. While completing an orientation program, students are introduced to campus offices and academic life, their peers, are connected to returning student mentors, and have the opportunity to learn about campus resources they may need throughout their time at Oswego. 

Prior to the start of each semester, Welcome Week activities continue the orientation process for new first year and transfer students and include a mix of educational events and social activities designed to further support the new student transition to Oswego.



303 Culkin Hall • 315-312-2246

On-campus living is an integral part of the Oswego experience. Living in residence halls engages students in the educational environment, facilitating the development of friendships and involvement in campus activities. It also requires students to regularly interact with others, and offers leadership and employment opportunities.

The ten residence halls and the Village Townhouses are supervised by live-in professional and student staff, and accommodate approximately 3,500 students. More in-depth information about the residence halls and our Residence Life & Housing program can be found on the web page.

College Housing Policy

SUNY Oswego believes, based on our own and national research, that living in the residence halls:

  • provides students with crucial connections to campus resources, 
  • supports their successful transition to college, and
  • allows students to find important engagement opportunities that are both fun, but also supplement the learning that occurs in the classroom. 

Therefore, all full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus, as directed by the College Housing Policy.

Based on space availability, students who fulfill specific criteria will be considered as having fulfilled the College Housing Policy and would not be required to live in College Housing beyond the term of any active housing license; these students are those who, as determined in the Admissions process, first enrolled at SUNY Oswego as:

  • first year/freshmen students and have lived in residence at SUNY Oswego for four consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring) if admitted in the Fall or three semesters if admitted in the Spring.


  • transfer students and have lived in residence at SUNY Oswego for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring) if admitted in the Fall or one semester if admitted in the Spring.

Recipients of the Presidential, Dean, and/or Destination scholarship(s) are required to live on campus. Students who move off campus will forfeit their scholarship.

Students are typically exempted from the housing policy when they provide evidence that they:

  • Will continue to reside with their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within 30 miles of campus (please note, leasing locally will not qualify a student for an exemption);
  • Will continue to reside in their official residence within 30 miles of campus, which is separate from that of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and at which they had resided for at least three consecutive months prior to their acceptance of the admissions offer from the college;
  • Are married; or
  • Are twenty-one (21) years of age as of September 1 for fall admission or January 1 for spring admission.

We recognize that not all students who meet these criteria wish to be exempted and many choose to live in SUNY Oswego residence halls. Therefore, students seeking an exemption must formally request one by completing an easy online form at after paying their SUNY Oswego deposit, (Laker credentials are required to login and may take 24-48 hours to become active after the deposit is paid).

Room Assignments

New students can login to and complete their New Student Housing Application and make their hall and roommate requests within 24-48 hours of paying their SUNY Oswego admissions deposit.

In general, entering students are randomly assigned rooms and roommates. While there is no guarantee of assignment to a specific building or room, every attempt is made to honor students’ requests. Residence Life and Housing will attempt to honor roommate requests when all students involved have requested each other before any of the involved students have been assigned to a room. The College will assign roommates for students who do not submit specific roommate requests. 



507 Culkin Hall • 315-312-2107

Auxiliary Services provides services on campus including the College Stores located in the Marano Campus Center, Penfield Library and Lanigan Hall. In addition, Auxiliary Services provides the College Cut, Fallbrook Recreation Center, Resident Dining Centers - Littlepage, Pathfinder, Cooper, Lakeside, the Bakeshop and Retail Dining Operations and Catering facilities - Marano Campus Center food venues - Penfield Cafe, the Wall St. Market and Fusion Café (in Shineman).  Auxiliary Services administers Student Health Insurance, obtains washer and dryer service for the residence halls and The Village townhouses, contracts with CENTRO to provide campus shuttle services and other transportation services, and provides vending services.  They also fund numerous cultural and social events on campus and sponsor the William R. Tucker and Craig D. Traub Student Employee Scholarships.

I.D. Cards

The College requires all students to procure and carry a valid College identification card which can be obtained in the I.D. Dining Office, room 503 Culkin Hall. The College identification card is used to access campus services and events, Penfield Library materials, campus dining operations and, including but not limited to, access to residence halls.

The identification card must be presented upon request by a College official including residence hall staff, University Police, Student Affairs staff, and students authorized by the College to supervise campus events, activities, and residence halls.

Replacement identification cards can be obtained in the I.D. and Meal Plan Office, in accordance with the posted fee schedule.



150 Mary Walker Health Building

Counseling Services offers a range of services and programs to support students’ mental and emotional health and well-being. Licensed clinical staff provide a confidential space for students to meet their developmental and therapeutic goals. Students’ goals span a wide range, including relationship concerns, coping with symptoms of a diagnosis, adjustment to transitions and self-exploration.

Counseling Services provides:

  • Brief individual, group and couples counseling; limited psychiatric services
  • Consultation to students, parents, faculty, staff and peers 
  • Outreach and prevention programming
  • Training and education such as QPR (suicide prevention gatekeeper)

Counseling Services Center works within a brief service model. Those students requesting or requiring more extensive care will be referred to community resources.

Counseling Services staff continue to work and grow to provide an experience that honors each student’s identities and supports interpersonal growth, change and healing. The staff further seek to advocate for a more socially just experience for students on campus and beyond.  



315-312-4100 (phone)
315-312-5409 (fax)

The staff of Health Services is delighted to extend support to you in a non-judgmental and caring manner. Our Nurse Practitioners are board-certified and specialized providers in the area of college health. The staff is highly experienced in responding to the medical and health concerns of the college’s diverse population of students. Health Services is proudly accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).

Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm by appointment. Students receive care from professionals experienced in the health needs of college students. Appointments can be made online through the patient portal or by calling 315-312-4100.

Health Services offers limited onsite diagnostic testing for common health problems as well as a comprehensively stocked medication dispensary. Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Reproductive Health provides contraceptive care and routine reproductive health care to our students with support from Student Association and space in our facility one day a week.

All registered students who have submitted a health history form and all required immunizations (or exemptions) and who have paid the mandatory health fee are eligible for care. A valid College ID card is required for signing-in at Health Services. Information recorded in the student medical record is confidential and may be shared only by obtaining student approval.

The mandatory health fee (not to be confused with health insurance premium) supports Health Services and Counseling Services at the Walker Health Building and also Health Education and Alcohol and Other Drug Education through the Office of the Dean of Students. There are minimal additional charges for some in house testing.

Health insurance is mandatory for all students enrolled at the College. Students must assure themselves of medical coverage, either from insurance through a parent, themselves or through the Student Accident and Sickness Policy offered through Auxiliary Services. Students involved in State University’s international exchange, research, and study (including students and scholars studying abroad or entering the United States for study or research) must purchase health insurance. 

NOTE: Neither the State of New York, through its agents, nor the State University of New York through its agents and employees, is responsible in any manner whatsoever for the payment of a claim for health-related services provided to individuals covered under this insurance policy. The State of New York and the State University of New York are not responsible for obligations incurred by individuals who are not covered by this insurance policy. All individuals participating in State University’s health insurance program are responsible for reviewing all descriptions of the scope and level of coverage offered by this policy. Such participants will be solely responsible for obtaining additional coverage not provided under this program if such is deemed necessary by the participant.

There is an Emergency Room located 2 miles from campus along with 2 Urgent Care facilities in proximity*.  There is also a 24-hour After-Hours Care line (Fonemed) that is also available to students. On campus, SAVAC (the Student Association Volunteer Ambulance Corps) is in service on nights and weekends to assist students with health care and emergency needs. The student is financially responsible for all expenses incurred for services rendered outside of Health Services. The mandatory health fee does not cover services performed off campus or ambulance service.

*The student is financially responsible for all expenses incurred for services rendered outside of Health Services. The mandatory health fee does not cover services performed off campus or ambulance service.

Additional information about Health Services can be found online at and through the patient portal



135 Marano Campus Center • 315-312-2301

Whether a student is looking to join student organization or club, become a member of a  fraternity or sorority, plan an event or develop leadership skills the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL) has has something for resident, transfer and commuter students alike. To emphasize the benefits of activities outside the classroom and connect these activities with students’ academic endeavors, SEL collaborates throughout the campus community to foster the exchange of creative ideas, the discovery and construction of knowledge, and the celebration of accomplishments. This vibrant form of learning contributes directly to establishing positive peer relationships, enhancing a student’s sense of belonging at the College, and achieving higher levels of academic success.

SEL is comprised of several functional areas that collaborate in the delivery of a variety of campus-wide programs and services that serve the academic, developmental, and social needs of the College’s diverse student body.

SEL assists all students in establishing a strong sense of belonging at the College through active involvement in activities outside the classroom. Such involvement might include membership in one of over 170 registered student organizations, one of the many College-wide committees, or serving as an off campus senator in the Student Association Senate.

Student Engagement and Leadership @ The Point

131 Marano Campus Center • 315-312-5420

The Point is home to SEL and the Student Association, and is designed to be a one stop resource center where students can learn, and engage in meaningful involvement experiences with other students, faculty advisors and staff in creating activities that contribute to bringing the campus to life outside of the classroom setting.

Students engaged in meaningful involvement experiences gain a competitive advantage resulting from their increased capabilities and aspirations for collaboration, leadership, teamwork and intellectual as well as personal growth. Registered student organizations represent the many interests and areas of involvement for SUNY Oswego students that are represented by the following categories: Arts (Creative, Musical, Performing), Academics, Club Sports, Cultural, Community Service, Student Governance, Honor Societies, Media, Political, Religious, Special Interests, Fraternities and Sororities.

SEL staff members coordinate and provide many opportunities for involvement at The Point:

  • Advisement and assistance is provided to advisors, officers and members of the over 170 registered student organizations active on campus.
  • The Student Involvement Fair is a program in collaboration with the Student Association where students can learn about student organizations on campus and get involved. It takes place during the first week of classes in the Marano Campus Center Arena.
  • ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, and Native American) Leadership Conference brings together students, faculty and staff along with regional and national speakers and entertainers to provide a week of leadership training and entertainment from diverse perspectives.
  • Advisement of the Greek Council and administration of the Fraternity and Sorority Standards of Excellence.
  • Coordination of programming for cultural months through the “I Am Oz” programming series.
  • Laker Life, SUNY Oswego’s vibrant online community, home to the directory of registered student organizations, where students, faculty and staff can see which organizations are registered and active on campus. Student organizations post upcoming programs and events along with managing their organization’s meetings, documents, photo galleries and community service in Laker Life.  Individual students can also update and manage their Laker Involvement Records (Co-Curricular transcripts) by logging into Lake Life and adding their community service hours, experiences and involvement in student organizations.
  • Programming and training for students and their organizations including: Risk Management, Officer Transitions, Organizational Development and Goal Setting, Team Building, etc.
  • The Student Involvement Awards process and ceremony. Student leaders and organizations apply for a variety of awards and then are evaluated by faculty and staff on strict criteria, which determines who will receive awards at the end of the academic year ceremony.

The Student Association
131 Marano Campus Center • 315-312-3601

The purpose and function of the Student Association is to provide students with opportunities for involvement through participation in student clubs, organizations, and student government. The Student Association sponsors and organizes diverse multicultural, educational, social, and recreational experiences such as concerts, comedians, lectures, conferences, meetings, dinners, dances, student club activities as well as athletic and recreational events.

The Student Association is designated by the College President to disburse the student activity fee in accordance with SUNY Board of Trustees policy and generally accepted accounting practices.

Civic Engagement & Community Services

Students, staff and faculty have several opportunities to engage in the community while they are at SUNY Oswego through community service through civic engagement and community service learning initiatives. Community Services coordinates multiple ongoing, student-led programs including Vote Oswego, Shining Waters, and Alternative Breaks. The college partners with non-profit organizations to connect college students to opportunities which serve many diverse communities.

Civic Engagement & Community Services facilitates and collaborates with campus partners to provide programs, services and resources to connect students, staff and faculty with the community in meaningful ways that promote social justice, active learning, connection to the community and life-long civic engagement.  It provides many services including presentations to classes, residence halls and student organizations, a weekly listserv of community engagement activities, tracking of service hours and assistance with contacting community partners.

One-time community service and civic engagement opportunities are provided throughout the academic year including Project Serve, Constitution Day, Make a Difference Day, MLK Day of Service and Earth Day. Civic Engagement & Community Services provides tailored support to individual students, student organizations, residence halls, faculty and staff who are working to identify or build partnerships with the community. Community Services acts as the liaison for the greater community to connect with the college and identify community and civic engagement partners.




Career development starts first with helping students understand where they are in the process. Students might be in any one – or a combination of several – of the following steps:

  • Assessing interests, strengths, values and skills and connecting this information to vocational areas, major(s) and minor(s);
  • Exploring best-fit career fields related to a student’s interests or chosen degree program;
  • Gaining valuable experience and developing the skills relevant to their career success through internships, co-ops, volunteer positions or other opportunities;
  • Researching and competing for post-graduate experiences such as jobs, graduate school programs, gap year opportunities, and more.

Career Services operates within an award-winning “Career Community” model of program and service delivery.  They have full-time professionals who have developed high-level expertise in various industries and work hard to create and evolve customized resources, programs, services, and networking relationships in order to offer students a much more impactful level of personalized career coaching.  Regardless of where students are in their career development and the variety of paths students will consider, the Career Services office can help them to be successful for life.

Students can take control of their career development: staff are available daily in the Compass Resource Center and/or through our online virtual platform - drop by to learn more about the extensive resources or make an appointment with one of the Career Coaches.  The staff will work closely with students to develop effective strategies and a solid plan of action each step of the way!

Online Presence: Check out the extensive assortment of online tools available to all students and alumni. Career Services offers resources that will guide students through all aspects of the career development process. Additionally, the office will ensure a student’s online reputation is intact through the Linked In Photo Studio and their  self-directed online presence checkup.

Major programs and services include:

Students can learn about the world of work as they interact with the hundreds of employers and graduate school representatives at career fairs, etiquette dinners, conferences, networking events, on-campus interviews, industry-specific luncheons, off-site employer visits, zoom meetings and webinars, and more.



135 Marano Campus Center • 315-312-2301

The Department of Campus Events and Conference Services (CECS) assists registered student organizations, College departments and off-campus organizations in the scheduling, planning, management and production of events ranging from single meetings to multi-day conferences and activities. Our experienced staff works to coordinate the services, resources, and equipment necessary to make events safe, memorable, and successful.

Marano Campus Center
The Marano Campus Center is the primary venue for events and celebrations of the intellectual and social life of the College. The Marano Campus Center features classrooms, multipurpose activity spaces, meeting rooms, a 200 seat auditorium, the 2500 seat convocation center/ice area, and a gymnasium. Student organization work spaces are clustered in The Point and the student media outlets (radio, television and newspaper) are also located in the Marano Campus Center. It is home to several academic departments, faculty offices, academic support services, and administrative offices. Services and amenities include the Welcome Center, several dining options, retail space, skate shop, box office (tickets, check cashing and postage stamp sales), automated teller machines (ATMs), Internet kiosks, informal gathering spaces, pool table, foosball table, televisions and digital event signage.

Child Protection
135 Marano Campus Center • 315-312-2937

SUNY Oswego is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children who participate in University-related programs and activities whether on or off campus. We recognize that children visit our campus to participate in a variety of programs such as sports camps, theatre productions, academic and personal enrichment programs, tutoring, and many more. The Child Protection Policy sets protocols and mandates for SUNY Oswego to follow when the care, custody, control and supervision of a child has been vested in the University during a sponsored program. The SUNY Policy sets protocols and mandates for Mandatory Prevention and Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse aimed at the reporting of child sexual abuse for all University activities on and off University property. To be in compliance of the SUNY-wide Child Protection Policy, employees of SUNY Oswego and University-affiliated organizations, students, volunteers and permittees who host or sponsor a youth activity must follow the established procedures and adhere to the requirements of the policy.



101 Lee Hall • 315-312-3114

Campus Recreation provides students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities designed to increase health and wellness through intramural sports, open recreation, and special events. In addition, a variety of aquatic activities, instructional programs, and support for sports clubs are offered. Some of the more popular intramural leagues include flag football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and broomball. Other innovative programs have included a ski trip, water fitness classes, a golf tournament, splash in movies, and a color run. Services offered by Campus Recreation include facility reservations and general assistance to registered sports clubs and student groups. The intramural program is sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership. Recommendations on matters regarding the Intramural program are made with the assistance of student input by the Campus Recreation Student Advisory Council.

Recreation and Fitness Facilities

Lee Hall serves as the hub of Campus Recreation activities for SUNY Oswego. It provides the following recreation options, services and amenities: multi-use gymnasium, swimming pool, dance room, martial arts room, squash court, racquetball court, men’s and women’s locker rooms, customer service desk, sports equipment checkout, and internet kiosks. Other facilities managed by Campus Recreation include outdoor tennis courts, six general purpose intramural fields, two softball fields, and an auxiliary gymnasium in the Marano Campus Center.

Campus Recreation operates fitness centers adjacent to Glimmerglass and Cooper Dining Centers. 

Oswego has both natural and developed recreational areas. Nature trails are on and near the campus. Nearby is Fallbrook Recreation Center, perfect for picnics in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. A footpath leads from Fallbrook to a system of trails at Rice Creek Field Station. Specially constructed cyclists’ safety ramps are conveniently linked with campus sidewalks and roads for bicyclists.


201 Laker Hall • 315-312-3056

Oswego State is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association competing at the Division III level. The Lakers compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, which is one of the oldest small college conferences in the nation created in 1958.

Oswego State fields teams in 24 intercollegiate sports with competition for women in basketball, cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball. Men’s teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling.

Laker Hall, Romney Field House, the South Athletic Complex, including a artificial turf stadium, and the Marano Campus Center ice arena serve as the home of the athletic program. The Max Ziel Gymnasium has a seating capacity of 2,500*; the arena has a seating capacity of 3,000. Laker Hall also includes a 25-yard, six lane swimming pool with a separate diving well, in addition to a varsity weight room, a wrestling practice room, an auxiliary gym, and squash and racquetball courts.

Each year, approximately 450 students take advantage of the athletic, academic, and social opportunities available to them through Oswego State Athletics. These include award winning community service activities, academic credit for varsity participation, and academic support services.

*Total capacity of arena is 3,000 - that includes 500 for standing room only.


 Pathfinder Hall • 315-312-5555

The University Police Agency is the department responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of state and local laws, rules and regulations at the SUNY Oswego campus. The agency is comprised of professional certified, college educated, police officers who have undergone all of the necessary training requirements for state policing agencies as administered by municipal police academies. University Police Officers are available on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year, to respond to any crime report, emergency, injury or service request by calling (315) 312- 5555 or just x5555 from any campus phone. Dialing 911 from a campus phone will directly connect you with University Police dispatch. Dialing 911 from a cell or off-campus extension will connect you with the county 911 center.

All members of the campus community are encouraged to enter the University Police extension into their cell phones to expedite connecting with the UPD for emergencies. Community members are also encouraged to actively participate in NY Alerts to receive notifications via cell, email and hard line phone of any significant emergency impacting safety including snow cancellations. Students may register for NY Alerts via their myOswego account.

Police Officers from UPD also provide guest speaking engagements on a wide variety of student life issues such as drug awareness, sexual assault prevention, hazing prevention, bias related crime prevention and traffic safety.

The College Personal Safety Committee

The College Personal Safety Committee will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Campus crime statistics are available at the University Police website, and at the US Department of Education website, The designated campus contact for providing campus crime statistics for the College is the Chief of University Police (315.312.5555).

Campus Parking

Most parking services are now available on line at the above web site including purchasing a permit, paying fines, setting up appeals, and parking shuttle information. All permits are available for the academic year beginning the preceding July. Permits can be mailed to your permanent address (please allow 7 -10 days for delivery) or be picked up in person at the parking office (Photo ID required).

All vehicles parked on the SUNY Oswego campus must have a parking permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether you are attending night or weekend classes or part-time. The SUNY Oswego Parking Services is responsible for the administration and registration of the college parking regulations. All students who wish to park automobiles that are owned by them or a family member are granted permission to use campus parking areas provided their automobiles are properly registered during the fall, spring and summer registration periods and the vehicle registration and parking fee has been paid.  Students are responsible for all fees and fines associated with their account regardless of who was driving the vehicle at the time of the issuance of any citation. Upon payment of the fees for registration and parking, a parking sticker is issued authorizing parking in designated campus lots. A student failing to comply with parking regulations may be ticketed or denied the privilege of using College parking facilities. Appeals can be requested via the web site or in person at the Parking Office. Appeals for parking citations must be requested within 5 days of issuance of the citation.

All parking obligations are the responsibility of the vehicle owner and must be paid in full. Parking fines that remain unpaid after 10 days will be transferred to the Student Accounts Office.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and the Campus Crime Statistics Act


The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act was signed into law in November 1990. Title II of this Act is known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. Further Amendments to the original law in 1998 included the renaming of the law to the Jeanne Clery Act.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act requires all colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance to report their crime statistics for the current year and the past two years. Specific crime categories, including alcohol, drug and weapons incidents must be duly reported in a prescribed manner to the Department of Education and the campus community annually by October 1st. You may access SUNY Oswego campus crime statistics at the University Police website. In addition, you may also access national campus crime statistics at the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.

In addition, campus law enforcement policies, reporting protocols, prevention education programs and referral services must be included in this annual report in addition to campus crime statistics and other mandatory information which will accurately describe the nature and frequency of the occurrence of crime on that campus.  Since 2010, annual fire statistics, fire safety prevention programs and college policies regarding fire safety are also included in this report.

The crime and referral statistics gathered for SUNY Oswego’s Annual Fire and Security Report is based on information obtained from the following offices: University Police, Student Conduct, Residence Life and Housing, Environmental Health and Safety, and Student Affairs. Information regarding crimes on adjacent streets and roadways was collected with the cooperation of the Oswego City Police and Oswego County Sheriff ‘s Department. For further information on this data collection, please call the Chief of University Police at 315-312-5555.

The University Police Department is in continuous discussions with the City of Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department to enable the college to track incidents at the college’s satellite locations. The University Police Department monitors activities at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse Campus and various other international and national sites where temporary classes are held. Time, number and locations of these sites vary each semester.

The Clery report is compiled by the University Police Department (315-312-5555), the Office of Student Conduct (315-312-3378), and the Environmental Health and Safety Department (315-312-3150).  To request a printed copy of this report in its entirety, please contact any one of the offices listed here.