Cazenovia College

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Established1824; 197 years ago (1824)
Endowment$32.2 million (2014)[1]
PresidentRon Chesbrough[2]
Academic staff
154 (54 full-time, 100 part-time)
Location, ,
42°55′55″N 75°51′14″W / 42.93203°N 75.8538°W / 42.93203; -75.8538Coordinates: 42°55′55″N 75°51′14″W / 42.93203°N 75.8538°W / 42.93203; -75.8538
ColorsBlue and gold    
AthleticsNCAA Division III
Sports16 varsity teams

Cazenovia College is a small, independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college, located in Cazenovia, New York, United States. Cazenovia offers a comprehensive liberal arts education with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields.


Cazenovia College began in 1824 as the Genesee Seminary. It was sponsored by the Methodist Church but was a non-sectarian institution. It was initially located in the old Madison County Courthouse. Cazenovia was co-educational from its foundation.[3]

Later the institution was known as Cazenovia Seminary. It was known as the Oneida and Genesee Conference Seminary, the Oneida Conference Seminary, and the Central New York Conference Seminary over the years. It did not officially adopt the name Cazenovia Seminary until 1894, but the name was at times used from its inception and is often used to refer to it at any time before it became a college.

In 1942 Church sponsorship of Cazenovia was withdrawn, and it was reorganized to include a junior college program as well as the prep school, with the name of Cazenovia Junior College. It then became Cazenovia College for Women in 1961. In 1982 it returned to being co-educational and adopted its present name, although it was not recognized as a bachelor's degree-granting institution until 1988.[3]

Hubbard Hall


Cazenovia College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Wildcats are a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball; women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball.

Programs of study[edit]

Accounting, Art and Design, Business & Management, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies, Early Childhood Teacher Education, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Studies, Equine Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Human Services, Interior Design, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Photography, Psychology, Social Science, Sport Management, Studio Art, and Visual Communications.


Art and Design, Business and Management, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Office of Extended Learning.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2015-05-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "People in Motion". The Post Standard. 16 October 2016. p. D2.
  3. ^ a b Cazenovia College History page from Cazenovia College website

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