Winter Weather

Winter Storms May Cancel Classes

Classes at SUNY Oswego’s main campus in Oswego may be canceled due to winter weather. When classes are canceled at the college, faculty and commuting students are advised not to come to campus. Although Oswego is a residential college, severe weather typical of this region can make it difficult to clear campus roadways and parking lots.

Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Policy

Health risks associated with smoking are well documented. Since 1990 when the college first restricted smoking, additional studies have indicated that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke) is a significant risk for the non-smoker. The college is responsible for providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors. Consequently, we have implemented a rigorous campus-wide policy on smoking.

Personal Safety and Campus Emergencies

The college publishes the “Annual Security Report: Your Guide to Personal Safety.” The report outlines college reporting procedures, support services and prevention programs for a variety of personal safety issues. Throughout each academic year, prevention education and awareness programs are offered by the college to inform students about personal health and safety issues.

Nuclear Emergency Plan

Federal regulations require that counties located near nuclear power plants prepare emergency response plans. Oswego County has such an emergency response plan. The following summary of actions you may be required to take in the event of an emergency comes from Oswego County’s plan and its “Public Emergency Response Information” calendar, which is distributed to residents within 10 miles of the county's nuclear power plants.

Missing Persons

Most reports of missing college students are caused by miscommunication between the student and those who are expressing concern for the student's welfare. Students have the option through myoswego to inform the college of the name and personal telephone contact information for a person the student would like to designate as a person to notify in case the student is reported missing.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Personal Property

The college is not responsible for the loss of property of any student or other individual because of fire, theft, or other cause. It is strongly recommended that resident students and students living off campus obtain insurance against loss by fire, theft, or other causes. Students, faculty and staff should lock residence hall rooms and office doors when they leave, even for short periods of time.

Hazing

The college recognizes that co-curricular activities can significantly enhance the campus community and the learning and development of its individual members. When students affiliate in groups with a common purpose, a “group think” or “test of loyalty” may develop that sometimes results in mistreatment

In accordance with New York State Penal Law Sections 120.16 and 120.17., The College adamantly prohibits any form of hazing conducted or condoned by any member of the campus community.