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CONTENTS MAJORS AND SPECIALTY AREAS OF STUDY .............. 1 HIGHLIGHTS AND FACTS .......................................... 2 TRANSITIONING TO BROCKPORT .............................. 6 ACADEMICS ............................................................ 10 ENRICHED LEARNING COMMUNITIES ........................ 16 DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS ................................. 22 LIFE ON CAMPUS..................................................... 26 ATHLETICS .............................................................. 32 FINE ARTS .............................................................. 36 ADMISSIONS ........................................................... 40
MAJORS and SPECIALTY AREAS of STUDY Accounting (BS) African and African-American Studies (BA, BS) Anthropology (BA, BS) Art — Studio (BA, BS, BFA) • Art History (minor) • Painting • Sculpture • Ceramics • Photography • Visual Studies • Drawing • Printmaking Arts for Children (BA, BS) • Art • Dance • Theatre Athletic Training (BS) Biochemistry (BS) Biology (BA, BS) • Biotechnology — Cellular and molecular biology • Pre-medical/Pre-dental/Other Pre-professional Business Administration (BS) • Management • Pre-law Chemistry (BA, BS) • Chemistry with ACS Certiﬁcation Communication (BA, BS) • Communication Studies • Public and Mediated Communication • Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Computational Science (BA, BS) Computer Information Systems (BS) Computer Science (BA, BS) • Advanced Computing • Information Systems • Software Development Criminal Justice (BS) • Corrections • International Criminal Justice • Legal Studies • Police • Security Administration Dance (BA, BS, BFA) Earth Sciences (BA, BS) Education and Human Development (BA, BS) See Teacher Certiﬁcation Programs English (BA, BS) • Creative Writing • Literature Environmental Science (BS) • Aquatic Ecology/Biology • Earth Sciences • Environmental Chemistry • Terrestrial Ecology/Biology • Wetland Ecology • Combined Aquatic/Terrestrial Ecology/Biology
Exercise Physiology (BS) Finance (BA, BS) French (BA, BS) • Bilingual Multicultural Studies • Language, Literature, Civilization Geology (BA, BS) Health Science (BA, BS) • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Studies • Health Care Administration • Health Science Liberal Arts • Professional Program in Health Education History (BA, BS) International Business and Economics (BA) International Studies (BA) Journalism and Broadcasting (BA, BS) • Electronic and Print Journalism • Media Production • Media Studies • Public Relations Kinesiology/Physical Education (BS) • Coaching Athletics (minor) Marketing (BA, BS) Mathematics (BA, BS) Medical Technology (BS) Meteorology (BA, BS) Nursing (BSN) • BSN Program • RN to BSN Program Philosophy (BA, BS) Physical Education Teacher Education (Certiﬁcation program) • Adapted Physical Education Physics (BA, BS) Political Science (BA, BS) • Pre-Law Psychology (BA, BS) Recreation and Leisure Studies (BS) • Recreation Management • Therapeutic Recreation Social Work (BS) Sociology (BA, BS) Spanish (BA, BS) • Bilingual Multicultural Studies • Language, Literature, Civilization Sport Management (BS) Theatre (BA, BS) Water Resources (BA, BS) Women and Gender Studies (BA, BS)
Teacher Certiﬁcation Programs Adolescence Inclusive Education with Middle Childhood Extension, Grades 5 – 12 • Biology and General Science •Chemistry and General Science •Earth Science and General Science • English •French •Mathematics •Physics and General Science •Social Studies •Spanish Childhood Inclusive Education Childhood Education, Grades 1 – 6 Health Education, Pre K – 12 Physical Education, Pre K – 12
The College at Brockport, State University of New York, sits within the Village of Brockport along the Erie Canal. A community of just over 8,000 residents, the village formed in the early 1800s, and the ﬁrst College at Brockport was established in 1835. Today, 175 years later, the College continues to prepare students for their next great experience — graduate study, a career in a ﬁeld they love, and whatever else life offers them. And, a large network of alumni contributes to the legacy that started here and continues today. When you visit our campus, you’ll see the beneﬁts of this small community. You’ll also have access to Greater Rochester, Buffalo and nearby Canada. Our 464-acre campus is rich in open and wooded land, leaving plenty of space for you to live and learn.
Leading-edge technology, top-notch facilities and creative minds open the world to our students. • The College at Brockport is rated among the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review, “Best Regional University” by US News & World Report, and “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. • The College was named to The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 286 Green Colleges” for our environmentally-friendly campus. • Our faculty and emeriti include 16 Fulbright Scholars, 27 Distinguished Faculty and 96 Chancellor’s Award winners for Excellence in Teaching — SUNY’s highest teaching award. • In spring 2010, the College broke ground on a new Special Events Recreation Center, which will provide recreational and academic space for our students and the community. • 86 percent of freshmen students return for their sophomore year, which is 4.2 percent greater than the New York State average and 8.2 percent greater than the national average. (Source: Brockport Key Performance Indicators 2008–09, Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis) • 92 percent of our recent graduates are employed, pursuing graduate degrees, or both. (Visit www.brockport.edu/career/09/ to review the Class of 2009 report.) • National organizations have accredited 13 undergraduate and graduate programs for meeting high quality standards. • Our most popular undergraduate majors are physical education, business administration, health science, English, and history.
Class of 2009 Placement Information
Other 9% Enrolled Only 10%
Employed and Enrolled 16%
Employed Only 65%
Total enrollment (Fall 2009) Undergraduate students Full-time .............................................................. 6,474 Part-time ............................................................... .645 Total .................................................................... 7,119 Graduate students Full-time ..................................................................371 Part-time ............................................................. 1,000 Total ....................................................................1,371 College Total ..................................................... 8,490
Minority students .............................................. 12.9% Female:Male ratio .............................................. 59:41 Traditional freshman proﬁle* Applied ................................................................ 8,671 Accepted............................................... 3,875 (44.7%) Enrolled ................................................................1,090 Mean Average ..................................................... 90.7 Middle 50% ...................................................... 88 – 93 Mean SAT/ACT ............................................ 1112/24 Middle 50% ...............................1030 – 1180/22 – 26 Transfer proﬁle Applied ............................................................... 3,286 Accepted............................................... 1,783 (54.3%) Enrolled ................................................................. 961 Mean GPA............................................................... 3.1 * The reported SAT scores are based on the critical reading (verbal) and math sections. The SAT writing score is not used as a determining factor for College at Brockport admission eligibility.
Class Size Small personalized classes provide a high degree of student and faculty interaction.
40+ = 10.4% 2-9 =15.4%
30-39 = 19.1% 10-19 = 26.0%
20-29 = 29.1%
Average Class Size....22 Student:Faculty Ratio....18:1
TRANSITIONING to BROCKPORT Adjusting to college life is both exciting and challenging. We offer several programs to help you get acquainted with our campus, make contacts and gain access to resources you may need during your college experience.
First-year Experience This program was developed to assist you with questions on everything from academics, time management, and health and wellness, to living on campus. We also have a Peer Mentor Program, which matches you with a current Brockport student. Prior to your ﬁrst semester, mentors share college experiences and answer basic questions via instant messaging and e-mail. When you get to Brockport, your mentor continues to support you as you adjust to college life. Our support continues into your sophomore year as well, with the Second-year Experience. Learn more at www.brockport.edu/~ﬁrstyear/.
Transfer-year Experience Each institution is different and each student is different. When you transfer to Brockport, you will participate in this program, which includes the Transfer Peer Mentor Program, workshops, and an Academic Planning Seminar. Students who meet the qualiﬁcations may join Tau Sigma, the transfer academic honor society. Visit www.brockport.edu/ transferyear/ for more information.
International Students International students have been a part of the Brockport educational community for many years — adding to the cultural and philosophical diversity on campus and broadening the educational experience for all students. Brockport attracts students from as far away as Bulgaria, Malaysia, Germany, Bosnia, Cameroon, Japan, Jamaica and India, to as close by as our northern neighbor, Canada. If you are an international student, our Ofﬁce of Undergraduate Admissions will answer your questions throughout the application process, and our Ofﬁce of International Student Services also is here to provide assistance with your transition to college. More information is available at www.brockport.edu/international/.
Erika (center) and her parents, Elin and Jeff Orman
Erika Orman ‘12 Home town: Honeoye, NY Major: International studies Co-curricular Activities: Delta College, president of Delta College Student Association, overnight host, resident assistant (Dobson Hall), intramural volleyball How was your transition to college? As a ﬁrst-year student, I had a relatively easy transition to college life. My roommate and I got along really well right away and I didn’t experience any homesickness. I was able to meet a lot of people both in my building and in Delta. One thing I was worried about coming into college was whether I’d be able to keep my grades as high as they were in high school. However, I was able to handle my workload and other activities. How have your experiences outside the classroom impacted you? My experiences outside the classroom have been the most memorable. Some that come to mind are going to football and hockey games and riding in my residence hall’s homecoming ﬂoat (and winning the ﬂoat contest!). These are the things that help you bond with other people and give you a sense of belonging to the Brockport community.
Support Services Brockport offers several support service options for students. At the Student Learning Center, www.brockport.edu/slc/, students can work with a tutor in most subject areas and attend skills workshops offered by trained staff and students. Academic Advisement provides advice concerning academic policies and procedures, transcripts, and degree audits.
Additional programs include: • • • •
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSSP)
More information about academic support services is available at www.brockport.edu/academics/support.html.
Adam Rich, PhD Associate Professor of Biology
Expertise and/or courses taught: Anatomy and physiology, neurophysiology, and systems physiology
Research and/or publications: My research focuses on developing a better understanding of gastrointestinal motility so that more effective treatments for human disease may be designed. I use the zebraﬁsh model system and modern molecular and imaging techniques.
What interaction do you have with students? I ask lots of questions, and I want to know what students think. I treat students as independent adults. I know the students who perform research in my laboratory the best. We talk about science, my past experience, their future goals, and whatever else comes to mind.
Brockport offers excellent academic facilities for you to learn and grow in your ﬁeld of study. You will have access to math and science labs, art studios and theatres, exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories, and dance studios. These are just some of the places you will study at Brockport. Check out our departmental Web sites at www.brockport.edu/academics/ to learn more about all of our learning spaces.
What are your former students doing now? Some students are in graduate school pursuing PhDs, others are in medical school or pharmacy or physician assistant programs, and others are working in research labs as technicians. I am impressed and proud of their success.
With an expanding wireless network and rapid Internet connections in every residential room, Brockport students have access to the latest technology. There are 28 computer labs, with more than 700 computers available for students.
What makes a Brockport education special? Students have the opportunity to use modern state-ofthe-art equipment while learning how to think about research, and how to actually do research with their own hands. Working in the labs with other students and with professors, and then presenting research is the best learning experience. It sets our students apart, and enables them to compete for jobs and to gain acceptance to graduate and professional schools.
The College Weather Center provides up-to-theminute satellite, Doppler radar, surface, and upper-air observations, as well as text-based forecasting products, which are continuously delivered to our computing network. WHEC-TV, the Rochester, NY NBC afﬁliate, houses its Doppler radar unit on the Brockport campus — providing students with unique educational opportunities involving radar observation of local weather phenomena.
SUNY Distinguished Professor Sanford Miller, PhD, Department of Mathematics, and Courtney VanDeWeert ’10 “Dr. Miller has haad a profound impact not onlly on my education, but on my life as well. As an incoming freshman, I waas nervous aboutt the difﬁ ﬁculty off his class. I met with him duringg his ofﬁce hours, and he encouraaged me too perrseveere through many challenges. Even wheen I was no longer in his class, I would coontinuee to go to him for help. Hee had faiith in my abilities when I didd not, and pushed me to reach my full pottential. He did not take ‘I don’t know’ for an ansswer; he encouraged me to ﬁnd the ansswer myseelf. Outside of the classroom m, hee heelpped me ﬁnd sccholaarships,, and has preesented me wiith job opportunities and connstaant advice.” 12
The College at Brockport offers combined degree and accelerated programs for students who seek an advanced degree at Brockport or at one of our partner colleges. Combined Degree Programs • • • • •
Combined BS in Political Science and MPA Combined BS/MS in Biology Combined BS/MS in Computational Science Combined BA/BS and Master of Arts in History Combined BS/MS in Environmental Science and Biology
Accelerated Programs • • • •
4+1 Accelerated MBA with Rochester Institute of Technology 4+1 Accelerated MBA with Clarkson University 4+1 Accelerated MBA with Union College 4+2 MBA with the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business (Early Leaders; not accelerated) • 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Alex Krolikowski ‘11 Home town: Glenwood, NY Majors: Psychology and communications Who has had the greatest inﬂuence on your educational path? For the past year I have been working as a research assistant for Dr. Jennifer Ratcliff, in the Positive Intergroup Relations psychology lab. Through this experience, Dr. Ratcliff has become my faculty mentor on a variety of research projects, as well as on my education beyond Brockport. Through her help and guidance, she has played an integral role in helping me excel in areas that I otherwise would not have been able to. She has without a doubt been the most inﬂuential person that I have encountered on my educational path and has helped prepare me well for my future. Why did you choose to participate in Brockport’s Summer Research Program? I chose to participate in the Summer Research Program, because it is an invaluable opportunity to gain experience working in a research lab under the guidance of a faculty advisor. This faculty/student interaction parallels the type of relationship that I will encounter when I further my education to the graduate level. This internship will provide the needed experience and ideas to help me formulate and collect pilot data for my Honor’s Thesis. This summer internship not only provides me with research experience, but also will increase my knowledge as a research assistant.
Pre-med at Brockport Students who study pre-med have access to top-notch facilities, clinical and research opportunities as well as options to spend time at a variety of local healthcare facilities where they can shadow a physician, dentist or veterinarian. Brockport faculty lead the Premedical Advisory Committee, which offers advisement, support and encouragement for pre-med students. Areas of study: • Medicine (MD or DO) • Dentistry (DDS or DMD) • Veterinary Medicine (DVM) • Optometry (OD) • Podiatry (DPM) • Allied Health ﬁelds (e.g., PT, MT) Our pre-med students volunteer for ambulance crews, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. They also are encouraged to apply for summer research positions at labs like Roswell Park Cancer Institute, medical schools, or the National Institutes of Health.
Pre-law at Brockport
Students who are interested in law will learn about the legal profession and develop key foundational skills, enabling them to make a more informed choice about a legal career. Our pre-law advisor helps to prepare students for acceptance into law school and success in their legal studies and career. Co-curricular activities include taking the LSAT preparatory class, Pre-law Club, the Mock Trial Program, and our annual Law Day, which includes visits from alumni who are practicing attorneys and others who are attending law school.
ENRICHED LEARNING COMMUNITIES Joel Frater, PhD Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Assistant to the Provost for Diversity
Expertise and/or courses taught: Tourism management, resort operations, special event planning, tourism sales and marketing
Research and/or publications: The economic, socio-cultural and ecological impact of tourism; diversity in the workplace; quality customer service
Living Learning Communities
What interaction do you have with students? My interactions with students have been positive. I believe in establishing an atmosphere of mutual respect in and out of the classroom. I take advantage of teaching and learning moments during my interactions with students. I have high expectations of students and they usually rise to the occasion.
What are your former students doing now? Lecturer at a community college, commissioner of parks and recreation, recreational services director, therapeutic recreation director, resort recreation manager
What makes a Brockport education special? Brockport’s students are highly motivated. The faculty are highly qualiﬁed and deliver on the promise to “reveal to each student each day his or her capacity for intellectual, physical and creative accomplishment.” The understanding that multiple factors, including diversity, contribute to such success, is made manifest in a variety of ways.
One of the ways that students can immerse themselves into the Brockport culture is through our Living Learning Communities, www.brockport.edu/llc/. Students may choose from several residential communities, where they can make meaningful connections with faculty through dinners, programs, and presentations. Another beneﬁt of the community is living with students who share similar interests and even some classes, while enjoying all that residential life has to offer.
Choose from the following communities (2010): • • • • • •
The Brockport Global Village Green House Health and Fitness Leadership and Community Service Math and Science Teachers of Tomorrow
Delta College Program
Unique in the SUNY system, the Delta College Program allows students to complete Brockport’s General Education Program in the context of a learning community. Students who take this interdisciplinary approach to the College’s required undergraduate liberal arts and science courses focus on writing, presenting, critical thinking, and creative expression skills. They showcase these skills at conferences and public venues, including the annual World Conference for ﬁrst- and second-year students. Students also can accelerate their study and graduate in three years. Visit www.brockport.edu/delta/ for program requirements.
Students must apply and be accepted into the Honors Program, which is the largest among the comprehensive colleges in SUNY, and one of the oldest. The program is offered to our most talented, ambitious, and intellectually curious students. Requirements include a 91 or better high school average and minimum 1150 SAT (or ACT equivalent) for freshmen students and 3.5 GPA for transfer students. Working with distinguished honors faculty, students complete an Honors Thesis in their senior year, demonstrating the ability to work at an advanced level. At graduation, students receive recognition of Honors on their college transcript. More information about the program is available at www.brockport.edu/honors/.
Part of your journey of self-discovery is learning more about yourself and the world around you. We encourage you to engage in the many opportunities available to you beyond the classroom. 20
Explore your interests and make connections Our Study Abroad Program, one of the largest and most expansive in the United States, can take you almost anywhere in the world! With more than 100 programs in 25 countries, our students have studied everywhere from Oxford University in England, to Danang University in Vietnam. Brockport also offers internships and summer programs for students. Check out the places where you can study at www.brockport.edu/studyabroad/.
Don Sisson ‘05 Current Job: Legislative Director, House Committee on Rules Internship Experience at Brockport: Washington Semester Program. “The day after my last day at the internship (with the House Committee on Ways and Means), I was packed and ready to move back to Albion, NY when I received a call about an opening on the Rules Committee — it was down to the wire but after three interviews in one day, I got the job,” said Don about his experience with the Washington Semester Program.
Internships are a great way to discover if the ﬁeld you are considering is right for you. Career Services can help you ﬁnd an internship that will help you better understand your ﬁeld of study and build on what you learn in the classroom. You may also take a Career Exploration Course to learn more about an area of interest. Visit www.brockport.edu/career/ to learn more about available opportunities. Some of our internship programs include: Albany Semester Program Assembly Intern Program Departmental Internships New York State Senate Session Assistants Program Walt Disney World College Program Washington Semester Program
DEVELOPING FUTURE LEADERS
Leadership Development Program If you are interested in nurturing your leadership skills, consider our Leadership Development Program. Students who enroll in the program explore leadership concepts through a variety of workshops, mentor meetings, and service projects. Throughout the program, students develop a Personal Philosophy of Leadership statement and manage an online portfolio of their leadership growth. Participants earn a certiﬁcate upon completion of the program. Details on the program are available at www.brockport.edu/leadership/. Throughout the academic year, Brockport students can get involved in civic activities through the American Democracy Project, an initiative focused on being active, involved citizens in our community. Each year, Brockport participates in voter education and registration programs, a speaker series, and speciﬁc days of action and reﬂection, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Constitution Day.
ROTC The Army Reserve Ofﬁcers Training Corps (ROTC) Program offers you practical training in leadership and management principles, military skills and tactics, and communication. You may pursue an ofﬁcer’s commission in the US Army or enroll in only lower-division courses without incurring a military service obligation. Get more information at www.brockport.edu/armyrotc/.
Anne Panning, PhD Professor of English
What interaction do you have with students? I’m very interested in students’ lives and spend a lot of time talking to them outside of the classroom about their career goals, their writing projects, and their hopes for the future. In addition to teaching students, I consider mentoring them a big part of my job. And I love it.
During your time at Brockport, you will have many special memories. Some of these memories will be created during Brockport traditions such as Academic Convocation, the Diversity Conference, Scholars Day, Homecoming Weekend, the International Festival, Honors and Awards Ceremony and other signature College events.
What is it like to be a part of the Campus community? There’s a great sense of hope, familiarity, and curiosity about what each day will bring. Whether I’m chatting with a student who’s newly excited about applying to graduate school or discussing the latest winners of the Pulitzer Prize with my colleagues, I ﬁnd the campus environment to be a place of thoughtful exchange, rigorous debate, and wonderful friendships.
The International Festival provides an opportunity for the College to celebrate the world in which we live, learning about other cultures through music, dance, skits and food.
What makes a Brockport education special? The range of students here is very stimulating and exciting to me. In a single class, I might have an 18 year old from the Bronx; a 65 year old from Batavia, NY; and an exchange student from England. This makes for very lively and engaged discussions in class and also helps students to understand the world better. Plus, I love how historically signiﬁcant the Brockport-Rochester area is. I try to link my classes with as many artistic and cultural events that I can to help further expand students’ horizons and deepen their educational experiences.
For more than 25 years, the College has come together to share new ideas, concepts and research in a variety of subjects during Scholars Day.
Current students and alumni connect in a variety of informative, nostalgic, educational, and fun events during Homecoming Weekend.
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Whether you want to get something to eat, hang out with friends, or check out what’s new at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Seymour College Union is the place to be. Among SUNY colleges, Brockport has consistently been ranked #1 for: • Computer availability • Dining services • Health and wellness services • Internship availability • Laboratory facilities • Student-run newspaper (The Stylus) Stylus) and radio station (89.1 FM The Point) • Student union
One of the ﬁrst things you’ll see when you visit The College at Brockport is a campus alive with students making the most of their college experience by getting involved in a variety of activities. Even the most serious student needs a break from the rigors of study. Brockport has a number of programs that can help you get to know other students, explore Western New York and have some fun. An integral part of the campus, Brockport Student Government (BSG) works to represent the student body to the administration and lobbies on behalf of Brockport students in Albany, NY, and Washington, DC. BSG oversees more than 70 clubs and organizations, including Amnesty International, Brockport TV Club, BSG Habitat for Humanity, Caribbean Student Association, Foreign Language Club, Honors Club, Student Dance Organization, and Students Striving to Educate Peers. They also plan and promote concerts, celebrity appearances, and other social events as well as a shuttle bus service for travel on and off campus. Visit www.bsgonline.org to see how you can get involved with BSG as an onor off-campus representative, promotions support person or as an ofﬁcer.
More Things To Do
Weekend getaway trips are available to regional and national sporting events, art museums and plays, and amusement parks and shopping. The College also recognizes several fraternities and sororities, which are involved in leadership, community services, and philanthropic events. Visit www.brockport.edu/ campuslife to learn more..
• Sign up for an intercollegiate athletic team, intramural team, or club sport. • Get involved in the arts on campus by acting in a play, working on a theatrical set, or taking a dance or art class. • Enroll in the Leadership Development Program and develop skills that you can use here on campus and after you graduate. • Join The Stylus (College newspaper) or 89.1 FM WBSU (College radio station). There are a variety of opportunities at both of these award-winning student-run media outlets. • Participate in the Freshman Council, Transfer Council or Sophomore Council, which discusses issues affecting new students with peers and College administrators.
Dining on Campus
Enjoy a full range of dining options at eight locations around campus, including two dining halls, cafés and food court style dining. Dining locations are open to all students, and meal plans are available to suit your needs.
• Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls — Feature all-you-care-to-eat dining, contemporary dining with several food stations and made-to-order choices.
Visit www.basc1.com/dining/ to review options and dining locations.
• Union Square Food Court — A collection of “quick serve” shops serving sandwiches, salads, grilled meats, and desserts. • Aerie and Jitterbugs Cafés — Offer gourmet coffees, teas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Aerie Café is located adjacent to the library, while Jitterbugs is in Seymour College Union. • TRAX — Get made-to-order subs, fresh dough pizza, and Buffalo-style chicken wings at this popular dining location.
Residential Life Each residence hall community is led by a Resident Director (RD) and a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs and RDs are excellent sources of information and will help you make choices, support you in developing responsibility and concern for others, and assist you in developing a plan for your academic success. • McLean, McFarlane, Morgan, and Thompson Halls have corridor-style rooms opening directly onto the hallway, with a large bathroom shared with other corridor residents. • Dobson, Benedict, Harmon, and Gordon Halls have four-person (two bedroom) suites, each with a study room and private bath. • Briggs, Bramley, Perry, and Mortimer Halls have six-person (three bedroom) suites, with a study room and private bath. • The Student Townhomes Complex is a living option only available to students attending Brockport who have achieved junior or senior status.
Living together and socializing during your college years is the foundation for developing friendships that last a lifetime. More than 90 percent of freshmen students at Brockport live on campus in one of our 12 residence halls.
Students who live in our residence halls have: • special workshops to build academic skills. • regular events to build community. • a residential student recognition program. • opportunities for leadership skills development. • a faculty-in-residence in Thompson, McFarlane, and McLean Halls. • the choice to select a Living Learning Community (for freshmen students). More information about residential life at Brockport is available at www.brockport.edu/reslife/.
Stephanie Geer ’11 GPA: 3.89 Home town: Binghamton, NY Major: Chemistry Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Accomplishments: In 2009, Stephanie led the softball team to a 28-13-1 record. She had team highs for games pitched (21), pitching victories (14), innings pitched (143 2/3), and strikeouts (157). Her 1.09 strikeouts per inning pitched established a new school record at Brockport. She was a ﬁrst-team All-Region selection by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and was an All-SUNYAC selection. She also received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.
If you want to join an intercollegiate athletic team, try your hand at a new intramural or club sport, or just stay ﬁt, we have many choices to keep you moving.
The College broke ground on its new Special Events Recreation Center (SERC) this spring, and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012. The $44-million center will become a venue for campus concerts, sporting events, commencements and community activities, with a 5,500-seat capacity. Additional details and a virtual tour of the SERC are available at www.brockport.edu/serc/. Our current athletic facilities include a 2,000-seat ice arena; 50 meter-pool; two weight rooms; handball, racquetball and squash courts; gymnastics room; and ﬁve gymnasiums. We have a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium, baseball/softball complex, soccer ﬁeld, and outdoor track and ﬁeld facility, and much more: • 12 lighted tennis courts • A multi-use gym • Fitness center with a full range of Nautilus, Cybex, Eagle Circuit and cardio equipment and free weights • Group exercise programs, including kickboxing, yoga, aerobics, and pilates • Ice arena • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts • Olympic-size pool and separate diving well • Personal trainers and ﬁtness assessments • Racquetball/squash courts • Volleyball gyms
More than 600 student-athletes compete in Division III sports at the College. The Golden Eagles have won more than 70 SUNYAC Championships in 14 different sports. And, they have advanced to NCAA tournament competition more than 50 times, with 15 different men’s and women’s teams earning national post-season bids (since 2000).
All men’s and women’s teams are afﬁliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with the exception of the gymnastics team, which participates in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA). Brockport athletic teams also compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in the sports that are offered by those organizations. Our football team joined the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) in 2008. Visit www.brockport.edu/athletics/ to learn more.
Men’s intercollegiate teams Baseball • Basketball • Cross country • Football • Ice hockey • Indoor track and ﬁeld • Lacrosse • Outdoor track and ﬁeld • Soccer • Swimming and diving • Wrestling
Women’s intercollegiate teams Basketball • Cross country • Field hockey • Gymnastics • Indoor track and ﬁeld • Lacrosse • Outdoor track and ﬁeld• Soccer • Softball • Swimming and diving • Tennis • Volleyball
Clubs and Intramurals
The College at Brockport club sports program is open to all Brockport students regardless of previous experience or skill level. All clubs are student organized and funded by Brockport Student Government, with additional funding provided by club members to assist with travel and other expenses. Student, faculty and staff participate in a variety of recreational activities through our intramural sports program. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact in a social environment and remain physically active. A variety of team events, individual events and doubles events are scheduled each semester.
Club sports Capoeira • Cheerleading • Dance • Golf • Judo • Men’s gymnastics • Men’s tennis • Men’s volleyball• Men’s and women’s rugby • Roller hockey • Skiing • Snowboarding • Synchronized skating • Tae kwan do • Ultimate frisbee • Women’s ice hockey
Intramural sports Arena ﬂag football • Basketball • Broomball • Dodgeball • Flag football • Ice and ﬂoor hockey • Indoor volleyball • Indoor soccer • Team handball • Ultimate frisbee
FINE ARTS Study the arts or attend exhibitions and performances with other students and faculty who live and breathe their craft.
We offer courses in: Ceramics • Drawing • Dance • Music • Painting • Photography • Printmaking • Sculpture • Theatre • Visual studies Professional associations The College at Brockport and Geva Theatre Center, Rochester’s professional regional theater, have an ongoing agreement that brings Geva’s guest artists and educators to the College to teach classes and providle hands-on experience with professional actors and directors as part of our Stage Directions series. Our students also intern at Geva Theatre as part of the agreement. Music rings out across the Brockport campus, courtesy of our recently reinstated music minor. You will have the opportunity to play in one of our burgeoning ensembles: a recorder ensemble, a saxophone ensemble and an Orff xylophone ensemble. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will make their annual visit to our Mainstage. Through an arrangement with the RPO, individual musicians from the RPO ensemble will be featured in lecture/demonstrations, taking questions about their musical careers.
Visual Arts At the College at Brockport you can work with the media of your choice in a variety ofspaces with room to store your creations. Local, national and international art installations are featured at our Tower Fine Arts Gallery throughout the year. While you study at Brockport, you can use the Rainbow Gallery in Tower Fine Arts for your thesis exhibition, installation, class exhibits and solo or group shows. The gallery gives you the opportunity to learn about the process of proposing, planning, installing and publicizing exhibitions. The gallery is run by the Art Student Association, which holds the Annual Student Art Exhibition.
Dance The Department of Dance is housed in Hartwell Hall, and includes the 270-seat Hartwell Dance Theater and the 250-seat Rose L. Strasser Dance Studio performance space. Our world-renowned dance instruction includes modern dance, ballet, jazz, tap, African dance and Irish dance. Throughout each year there are several dance performances for you to develop your skills in this art form, while learning about kinesiology, history, music and choreography of dance. You will have the opportunity to prepare for a professional dance career through participation in DANSCORE, a contemporary dance ensemble, and Sankofa, an African-based music and dance ensemble. You also can study abroad in one of our exchange programs in Australia, England, Ghana, or Jamaica.
Theatre You will have the opportunity to learn about acting, stage management, and directing in one of the four plays produced throughout the year. Most performances are presented in Tower Fine Arts Mainstage, a proscenium-style theatre with 400 seats. Smaller productions are performed at the Black Box Theatre, accommodating 100 people. Our theaters come fully equipped with a hydraulic orchestra lift, stereo sound, backstage monitor system, lighting console and more.
Visit Campus We offer a variety of campus visitation opportunities to meet your needs. Undergraduate Admissions offers three Fall Open House programs, as well as information sessions, campus tours, and walk-in hours to meet with an admissions advisor. Whether you are new to college or are transferring from another institution, we hope that you will make the most of these opportunities to get to know us and ask us all of the questions you have about the College.
Schedule a visit online at www.brockport.edu/admissions/ug/visit.html While you’re on campus: • Join us for an information session. • A tour guide will show you campus highlights on a walking tour. • Talk with current students about their experiences at Brockport.
Take a Virtual Tour of the College at www.brockport.edu/tour/ If we can answer any questions along the way, please let us know. Contact us at (585) 395-2751 or email@example.com.
When you’re ready to take that next step and choose The College at Brockport, we’re here for you. As part of the SUNY system, we have made higher education possible for thousands of students and their families with our affordable tuition, ﬁnancial aid programs and scholarships. At Brockport, you will ﬁnd a top-quality education, with award-winning professors and the latest facilities, at an affordable cost. Our admissions team and student ambassadors are here for you 100 percent, giving you all the information you need to make a decision. Whether you need help with your application, or have questions about a program, you can count on us. The application process at The College at Brockport is easy. Visit www.brockport.edu/apply/ to apply online. We process applications on a rolling admissions basis, and we recommend applying by March 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
Freshman Applicants Admission to the College is selective and competitive. In making admissions decisions, we consider the strength of your academic program, course grades, class rank and SAT/ACT scores. Letters of recommendation and other supporting information may also be submitted for consideration. Each applicant should have completed at least four years of English and social studies, three years of mathematics and science (at least one with a laboratory) as well as additional science, math or foreign language courses that total 18 or more academic units. New York state applicants are encouraged to earn a Regents diploma.
Transfer Applicants Each year more than 1,300 students transfer to the College from other institutions of higher learning. Transfer applicants should have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. If transferring fewer than 24 college credits, a high school transcript also is considered. Students can transfer up to 64 credits from accredited two-year colleges and up to 90 credits from accredited four-year colleges. Students entering with an associateâ€™s degree are guaranteed to enter with junior year standing. However, in some cases it may take more than four additional semesters to complete all degree and/or certiďŹ cation requirements.
Estimated Undergraduate Cost (2010–11)* In State Tuition Fees Room/board Total*
$4,970 $1,206 $9,731 $15,907
Out of State $13,380 $1,206 $9,731 $24,317
* Estimated cost does not include transportation, books and supplies, loan fees and other personal expenses. Please use costs provided as an estimate.
Scholarships and Financial Aid The College at Brockport is committed to working with students and their families to ensure that the ability to pay does not become an obstacle to a Brockport education. Our ﬁnancial aid advisors provide assistance with ﬁnancing your education, including budgeting strategies and sources of aid. Last year, more than $16 million in scholarships and more than $41 million in self-help loans and Work-Study were awarded. Approximately 74% of the student body beneﬁted from these funds. The College also provides assistance with scholarship applications, grants, and awards that may be available to you, including the Extraordinary Academic Scholarship Program: Presidential Scholar-in-Residence Award...................................... Valued at $18,000 over four years Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence Award............................................... Valued at $9,000 over four years Scholar Recognition Award (For out-of-state students) ............... Valued at $3,000, annually (up to four years)
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