State University of New York at Delhi

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State University of New York at Delhi
State University of New York at Delhi.jpg
Established 1913
Type Public
President Candace S. Vancko
Undergraduates 3000+
Location Town of Delhi, NY, USA
Campus Rural
Colors green, white, and gold             
Athletics NJCAA III & NAIA
Mascot Broncos
Website www.delhi.edu

The State University of New York at Delhi (also called SUNY Delhi) is one of the technology colleges of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is located in the Town of Delhi, New York, United States, which is in the Catskill Mountains. The university, entirely in Delhi,[1] is partially within the Village of Delhi.[2] Over 3,000 students attend the institution. Delhi’s intercollegiate athletic teams are called the Broncos.

Delhi offers over 60 programs, which can lead to one-year certificates, two-year associate's degrees, and four-year bachelor's degrees in select program areas. There are three academic divisions at Delhi: Applied Sciences and Technology; Business and Hospitality; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Delhi has recently[when?] completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the Farrell Student and Community Center.

Delhi is ranked among the Top 50 of Baccalaureate Colleges in the North in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group.

Online Programs SUNY Delhi has been offering online programs since 2009. The most successful program to date has been the Bachelor of Science in nursing. Delhi was recently approved to offer its first graduate degree (Masters of Science in Nursing), which will also be delivered completely online. Additional programs are forthcoming in Hospitality and Criminal Justice.

In 2014, SUNY Delhi was ranked #1 for online bachelor programs in the USA by US News and World Report. In additon to high quality instructional development and delivery, exceptional technology and academic support was cited as key contributors in the #1 ranking. [3]

History[edit]

SUNY Delhi was originally incorporated into the SUNY State School System in 1913 and was originally a small farming school. It was not until the late 1920s that the school expanded into general education. The addition of dorms in the late 1920s allowed students to stay on campus. It was not until the 60s that the institution really came into shape offering more major studies from business and refrigeration to construction and veterinary studies, etc. It was at this time when Delhi truly began to take shape. As for future engagements, developers are planning a new dorm building, a gymnasium, renovation of existing facilities and new site development on school grounds until the year 2028+.

Academics[edit]

Culinary Arts Program[edit]

SUNY Delhi’s culinary team won the American Culinary Federation’s New York State Student Team Championship in 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 2010, and 2012 the eighth year for Delhi to earn this title in the last 10 years.[4] They have also won the ACF’s Northeast Region Student Team Championship in 2001, 03, 07, 08, 2010 and 2012.[5] In 2010 SUNY Delhi's culinary team was the first team from New York State to win the ACF's National Student Team Championship. The school won the National Championship again in 2012.[6][7]

Student life[edit]

Residence halls[edit]

There are many options for living on the SUNY Delhi campus, as well as within the town itself. Russell Hall is the largest dorm on the main campus. It has single, double, and a few co-ed housing occupancy rooms, holding nearly 500 students. Gerry Hall and Dubois Hall, also on the main campus, consist only of double occupancy size rooms, while Murphy Hall and O'Connor Hall are made up of triple occupancy rooms. Catskill Hall, on the main campus, is only for upperclassmen and transfer, and consists of suites containing three double rooms, two bathrooms, and a living room area. Off the main campus, Riverview Town Houses, also intended for upperclassmen, consist of separate two-story houses with four double rooms, a kitchen, a living-room, and three bathrooms. Laundry facilities are available regardless of the students' campus housing. Student positions are available for Resident Assistants and Night Hosts.

Clubs and activities[edit]

There are over forty clubs and organizations on campus, as well as seventeen recognized and several unrecognized Greek organizations. The student activities office is located in the upper level of the Farrell Student and Community Center.

Student Senate[edit]

The student senate meets every Wednesday at 5:15 sharp in the Farrell Student and Community Center room 211/212. Although each club or organization on campus is represented with an elected senator, any student is welcome to come to the senate meetings and voice their interest. The student senate office is located in the bottom, club office portion of Farrell, in room 32. If the officers are out of the office, further interest can be addressed in the student activities office, also located in the Farrell Student and Community Center.

Athletics[edit]

SUNY Delhi teams, nicknamed athletically as the Broncos, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). The Broncos also compete as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III level. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Gym facilities[edit]

Kunsela Hall Aquatics Center, located in the agora on the main campus houses the pool. This building went through renovations during the Fall 2011 semester and has since re-opened.

Clark Field house, located at the highest point on the main campus, has several features which contribute to Delhi's athletic success. Attached to this building, the "Bubble," is a dome which allows the space for indoor track and soccer practices, as well as mobile tennis nets and basketball hoops. Also in Clark Field house is the CADI Fitness Center, including traditional weight lifting options, recumbent bicycles, ellipticals, and treadmills, as well as equipment available for rent. The athletic offices are also located in this building, as well as the Floyd L. Maines Arena – often used for games, concerts, and other school functions.

There are a variety of outdoor spaces available as well, including a track, soccer field, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The Delhi College Golf Course is located in the valley portion of the campus.

Farrell Student and Community Center has a dance and aerobics room on its main floor, where free yoga, pilates, and dance classes are regularly held.

Noted people[edit]

Notable alumni include actor Bill Pullman.[8]

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