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Welcome to Suny Sullivan

Welcome to SUNY Sullivan, a comprehensive community college in the SUNY (State University of New York) system. We’re committed to helping you prepare for the future whether you’re getting your first job, transferring to a four-year college or university or enhancing your personal and professional skills.

SUNY Sullivan is the heart of higher education and culture in the Catskills.

History

Sullivan County Community College was organized and became a legal entity on September 13, 1962, when the State University of New York trustees approved its establishment as a two-year community college of the State University of New York (SUNY). On September 23, 1963, SUNY Sullivan welcomed its first freshman class.

The successful establishment of the college must be credited jointly to local citizens who conducted surveys and advocated for the creation of a college and to the county Board of Supervisors who saw the desirability and need for a community college in the Sullivan County area.

It has been over 50 years since the college moved from its modest quarters in a former South Fallsburg (NY) high school to the 405 acre site it presently occupies. It has grown from a faculty of nine and a student body of 72 (enrolled in three curricula), in its first year of operation in 1963-1964, to a full-time and part-time enrollment of more than 1400 students in over 40 degree and certificate programs. SUNY Sullivan is housed in facilities designed by the New York firm of Edward Durrell Stone and Associates. The academic buildings are connected to one another by enclosed corridors, making it a truly all-weather campus.

Although rural in location, the college has always been cosmopolitan in student population, with about 40 percent of its students coming from areas outside the county. Since the college opened its doors in 1963, it has made tremendous changes in response to the needs of its students and the community. These changes continue as SUNY Sullivan prepares for a future which will enrich its students and the community.

Mission

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world.

Vision

SUNY Sullivan is the heart of higher education and culture in the Catskills.

Values

The SUNY Sullivan community values these elements as core to our identity:

  1. Equitable access to educational opportunities.
  2. Critical inquiry and creativity as paths to transformation.
  3. Enhancement of mind-body wellness and social belonging.
  4. Educational and cultural partnerships across our communities.
  5. Sustainable stewardship of resources.
  6. Student-centered physical activities and athletic programs.
  7. A culture of social inclusion and respect.
  8. Development of civic-minded leadership, accountability, and responsibility in society.

Experience SUNY Sullivan

SUNY Sullivan is a forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York offering over 40 degree programs, certificates, and micro-credentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. Our 405-acre campus provides a living sustainability lab with an organic farm, geothermal heating and cooling, solar farm, wind turbine, and apiary. We are committed to environmental and social responsibility that informs our campus operations and curriculum. Whether from an urban environment or local hometown, our students benefit from our mindbody wellness initiatives and excel in championship Division II Athletics programs.

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