An Economic Engine for the Region
With an annual general budget of $106 million, SUNY Oneonta is an economic engine for the Oneonta region. SUNY Oneonta employs a work force of more than 1,250 and enrolls approximately 6,000 students, many of whom purchase goods and services from businesses in Otsego County.
SUNY Oneonta collaborates with a variety of community organizations to enhance the quality of life in our region. We offer space on our campus, financial and in-kind support, and the enthusiasm and expertise of our faculty, staff and students, who volunteer in the community and present educational and cultural events ranging from science fairs to theater productions.
Local and regional internship partnerships give area businesses and nonprofits an extra pair of hands, and the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Community and Economic Development
In an effort to strengthen the symbiotic relationship between the university and surrounding community, SUNY Oneonta established a Regional Innovation Council (RIC) in spring 2022. With a membership comprising representatives of the business, government, education and nonprofit sectors, the RIC aims to identify collaborative projects to support community development and help the Greater Oneonta region grow economically and culturally.
SUNY Oneonta is actively involved in public education advocacy at the local and state level. We are committed to using our voice to improve higher education access and opportunity, and to establish partnership programs that strengthen both SUNY Oneonta and the Oneonta community. We frequently host local and state government representatives on campus.
For more information about the university’s government relations efforts, please contact SUNY Oneonta Chief of Staff Danielle McMullen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNY Oneonta is committed to developing strategic partnerships with community business and organizations. The university and community are stronger, together.
Sodexo Staffing, Shadowing Approach Values All, Earns Award
More than a dozen people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities either work or volunteer with SUNY Oneonta’s Sodexo/Oneonta Auxiliary Services (OAS) team in on-campus dining facilities through longstanding, mutually beneficial partnerships, which were recognized last month with a state award.
Bassett CARES Partnership to Address Critical Workforce Shortage
Bassett Healthcare Network, SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College have launched a groundbreaking workforce development partnership aimed at keeping recent graduates in the region and addressing critical workforce shortages across Bassett’s network. Leaders from each organization gathered Sept. 13 for a signing ceremony at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.
Springbrook Program Lets Staff Earn College Credits
A new partnership between SUNY Oneonta and Springbrook provides a convenient, no-cost opportunity for Direct Support Professionals to take college classes and earn credit toward a certificate or degree program.
One-Hart Program Aims To Address Nursing Shortage
Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg and SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle formally approved the One-Hart partnership, a first-of-its-kind nursing articulation agreement between the two institutions, on Aug. 16, 2023.
Community-Based Internships Benefit Students, Partners
New applied learning programs at SUNY Oneonta are giving students real-world experience in board rooms and beyond, illustrating the university’s emphasis on hands-on learning and commitment to community partnerships.
University Joins Effort to Support K-12 Schools
SUNY Oneonta has joined an inaugural group of 26 colleges and universities pledging Federal Work Study (FWS) funds to help K-12 schools close achievement gaps heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, answering a call from the U.S. Department of Education.
Biological Field Station’s HABs Testing Continues
Generous new grants from The Clark Foundation will allow researchers at SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station (BFS) in Cooperstown to continue to monitor and study the presence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on Otsego Lake, just in time for the summer season.
SUNY Oneonta Students Host Special Olympics Event
Sixty-two SUNY Oneonta students and the Sport and Exercise Sciences department partnered with Special Olympics to host a regional track and field event at Oneonta High School on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Volunteers Go “Into the Streets"
SUNY Oneonta students headed “Into the Streets” for the university’s annual volunteer day on Saturday, May 6, bringing back a long-running tradition that had been on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic.
SUNY Oneonta Hosts New York State History Day
More than 350 middle and high school students from all over New York State gathered on the SUNY Oneonta campus on Monday, April 24, for the annual New York State History Day (NYSHD) competition.
Leaders Announce Economic Development Initiative
Joined by regional leaders, SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle announced on March 15 the launch of a new Regional Innovation Council that aims to increase coordination between anchor institutions on economic and community development initiatives and address opportunities for continued collaboration within the region.
Teacher Partnership with Sidney School District
SUNY Oneonta and the Sidney Central School District have teamed up to create an innovative teacher training program that aims to give Oneonta elementary education majors immersive, in-depth field experiences while addressing the teacher shortage in the region.
From science activities to fine arts events to hiking and biking trails, SUNY Oneonta offers many resources open to members of the Oneonta community.
SUNY Oneonta’s planetarium features a digital projector system capable of bringing you sharp views of the stars, planets, constellations visible in the night sky. Shows are offered each semester to the general public, school groups, and can be booked for private events.
Science Discovery Center
SUNY Oneonta's A.J. Read Science Discovery Center is a free, hands-on museum for people of all ages and abilities. Its mission is to connect visitors to the joy and power of the scientific process through a variety of authentic, interactive exhibits.
The Observatory at College Camp is home to the largest optical telescope in the state of New York, and several smaller telescopes.
Located in the Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta’s Martin Mullen and Project Space galleries offer several exhibitions each year by nationally and internationally recognized artists, faculty and students. Major exhibitions include an opening reception and artist’s talk.
The Mask and Hammer student theater club and Theater Department stage several productions each year, including a musical and at least two student-directed shows. All productions are presented in the 487-seat Goodrich Theater or the “black box” Hamblin Theater.
Located adjacent to campus at 119 Hoffman Road, the College Camp consists of 276 acres of former farm and woodland. It includes trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing and has a lodge that can be rented for picnics, retreats and other events.
Summer Youth Camps
SUNY Oneonta hosts several summer programs for various interests and ages. Some of our programs are directed by our own faculty, coaches, and students, while others are managed by outside private groups.
For your next conference or event, experience the beauty of New York’s Central Leatherstocking Region. Spaces include the Morris Conference Center that features large and small meeting spaces, two full-service dining facilities and lodging rooms.
One of the most basic ways for citizens to participate in a democracy is voting. Voter registration forms are available on campus in the President’s Office, Accessibility Resources, University Police, and the Student Association Office.
SUNY Oneonta employs a work force of 1,200, connects local organizations with volunteers and enriches the region with educational and cultural events.
SUNY Oneonta offers a wide variety of employment opportunities for faculty, professional staff and maintenance and clerical positions. The university’s indeed.com rating is 4.5, with one recent review noting that it is the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.
The Center for Social Responsibility and Community provides a variety of opportunities for students, faculty and staff to work together on service-learning courses, individual community-service activities and group volunteer efforts such as the annual Into the Streets event.
From theatre productions and art exhibitions to nationally known speakers, SUNY Oneonta is a hub for cultural and educational events. Annual events include the Mills Distinguished Lecture, Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon Kaufmann Lecture and Red Dragon Reading Series.