Former state politician and influential Plattsburgh businessman Smith M. Weed championed endlessly the cause to build a state normal school (a teachers' college) in the city of Plattsburgh. After multiple proposals to the New York state senate going as far back as 1869, The final bill was formally proposed on January 12, 1888 by George S. Weed, Smith Weed's son and then state assemblyman.
Faculty teach a comprehensive curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students with the intellectual foundation demanded by today's - and tomorrow's - professional careers, including opportunities for cultural enrichment, such as Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive and high quality support services to faculty and staff to develop and secure external grants and contracts to implement effective research educational and public service programs in support of the institutional mission. We are your full service support office. The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is the campus Office of the Research Foundation of SUNY which serves as the legal applicant and fiscal administrator for all grants and contracts awarded to SUNY institutions, faculty and staff.
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The primary campus of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh is in the city of Plattsburgh, in the North Country region of upstate New York. The campus is near Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, in a region known as the Champlain Valley. The closest major city outside of Plattsburgh is Burlington, Vermont, which is less than 20 miles (32 km) "as the crow flies," but takes about an hour to travel by ferry.
The Fitness Center opened in September of 1994 and has become known as "the place to be" on the Plattsburgh State campus as it offers high quality programming and services to its members. Membership routinely peaks over 3,000 students per semester (over 55% of enrollment) in addition to over 100 college faculty, staff and alumni. The Fitness Center provides a comprehensive array of the latest exercise equipment and fitness services in a clean, comfortable environment.
SUNY Plattsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and authorized by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The campus was reaccredited for ten years in June, 2012.
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