Letter from the President

Welcome to the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Consistently ranked as one of the finest public universities in the North, SUNY Fredonia is recognized for high academic standards, strong graduation rates, and outstanding student services. Fredonia’s exceptional academic reputation is generated by a commitment from the entire campus community to prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Our core curriculum immerses you in an understanding of global perspectives and cultures, encourages you to sharpen your communication skills, and allows you to explore academic disciplines with up-to-date applications of emerging technologies.

Student academic success, a hallmark at SUNY Fredonia for the past 186 years, led to the adoption of our campus motto: “Where Success is a Tradition.” Students routinely receive personal assistance from faculty and staff in exploring majors, developing a course of study, and identifying career choices. Another significant component of your education is the opportunity to participate in extracurricular and volunteer activities. Intramural and intercollegiate sports teams, internships, student government and residence life, music and theatrical productions, guest speakers and visiting artists, and over 120 student clubs and organizations offer outlets for your interests, creativity, and energy.

This catalog is your guidebook to the many opportunities available to you at SUNY Fredonia. Use it to make the most of your adventure in higher education.

Virginia S. Horvath, Ph.D.