SUNY Brockport receives university designation

SUNY Brockport receives university designation

SUNY Brockport is now formally recognized as a university. 

The school will continue to be known as SUNY Brockport. Its official state education title will change from State University of New York College at Brockport to State University of New York Brockport. 

“SUNY Brockport is proud to be recognized formally as a university, a recognition that is reflective of our robust, high-quality academic offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,” said Heidi Macpherson, SUNY Brockport president, in a statement. “But while our legal name changes, our mission remains the same. SUNY Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement and transformation.” 

The recognition follows New York State Board of Regents’ new guidelines for what constitutes a university.

The guidelines require institutions of higher education to offer registered undergraduate and graduate curricula in the liberal arts and sciences, including graduate programs registered in at least three of the following discipline areas: agriculture, biological sciences, business, education, engineering, fine arts, health professions, humanities, physical sciences and social sciences.  

SUNY Brockport offers graduate level programs in seven of those disciplines. 

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