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Middle States Self-Study

SUNY Oswego Mission Statement

SUNY Oswego contributes to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering every person in the college community to pursue a meaningful life as a productive, responsible member of society. 

SUNY Oswego upholds the mission of the SUNY system in its daily operations and its long-range planning. SUNY Oswego’s five Institutional Priorities of Student Success, Academic and Creative Excellence, Inclusive Community, a fiscally and environmentally Sustainable Institution, and mutually beneficial Partnerships are derived from its mission and founding principles. Our priorities are directly aligned with all seven of the Middle States Standards.

Oswego's mission compared to Middle States standards

Our five Institutional Priorities are central to everything we do and are derived from our Strategic Plan and Mission Statement. In the graph above, we represent how elements of our Mission Statement drive specific Institutional Priorities (coded symbols, left panel), and in turn how those Institutional Priorities are related to specific MSCHE Standards (coded symbols right panel).

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Completed Reports

Self-Study Podcasts and Videos

For information on how SUNY Oswego meets the requirements of each Middle States Standard, view our Podcasts and Videos page.


For more information about the Self-Study, please contact SUNY Oswego's Self-Study Co-Chairs: 
Rick Back, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Project Development