State University of New York Institute of Technology

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Not to be confused with New York Institute of Technology.
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
Established 1966
Type Public polytechnic
Location Marcy, NY, USA
Campus 700+ acres
Colors Blue & gray          
Mascot Wildcat
Affiliations State University of New York, North Eastern Athletic Conference, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference

The State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/ Rome (SUNY IT) was a campus of the State University of New York located just north of Utica, New York, United States in the town of Marcy, established by the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 14, 1966. In September 2014, the Trustees approved a formal name change -- to SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) -- to reflect SUNY IT's merger with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), formerly a component of the University at Albany. SUNY Poly is New York's public polytechnic college[1] and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[2] SUNY Poly students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and degrees in technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus. SUNY Poly students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations. More than 25,000 alumni enjoy successful careers in a wide range of fields.[3]


Originally a graduate and upper-division (transfer) institution, the college offered classes in temporary locations and at extension sites for several years until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent Marcy, N.Y., campus in the 1980s.[4] In 2002, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a mission change, enabling SUNYIT to offer lower-division programs in professional, technological, and applied studies. In 2003, SUNY IT admitted its first class of freshmen, becoming a full, four-year institution.[5]


The Utica campus occupies more than 400 acres, with major buildings, including three residential complexes, surrounded by trees and green landscape. The "west campus" property of more than 300 acres is reserved for the development of the Marcy NanoCenter. Construction and renovation projects totaling $100 million in recent years included a new student center, field house, and residence hall complex--all completed in 2011. SUNY Poly's Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) is scheduled to be completed in 2014.


SUNY Poly is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). The current roster of SUNY IT varsity sports includes baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. Teams are known as the Wildcats.

The Wildcat Field House, completed in 2011, features a state-of-the-art fitness center, two full-sized basketball courts and four volleyball courts, indoor practice facilities for all Wildcat teams, a running track, an expansive training room, team rooms, and offices for the athletics department’s administrative staff and coaches.[6] New athletic fields were also constructed as part of the field house project.

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  1. ^ “State Board of Regents gives approval to area upper division college," Observer-Dispatch/UticaOD, November 19, 1966
  2. ^ Middle States website
  3. ^ SUNYIT 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog
  4. ^ “SUNY OKs Marcy Campus," Observer-Dispatch/UticaOD, April 22, 1981
  5. ^ Swann, John (2006). From the Mills to Marcy: The Early History of the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. State University of New York Institute of Technology. 
  6. ^ Bader, Daniel P. (April 27, 2012). "SUNYIT celebrates new Wildcat Field House". Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 43°08′07″N 75°13′47″W / 43.135363°N 75.229826°W / 43.135363; -75.229826