The student body in the Department of Technology consists of 325 undergraduates and 100 admitted graduate students. Of those 100, about 60 are actively pursuing the master's degree. The majority of the students are male, but there is an "elite" group of females that offer a strong presence in the department. Non-traditional students (students not in the traditional college age range of 18 to 22) are increasing. These older students bring a variety of mature life skills to the classes and laboratories, and they really have a daily effect on the tone and tenor of study.
The Oswego Technology Education Association student club (also known as OTEA), housed on the second floor of Park Hall, offers a variety of programs to students willing to participate.
Most of the technology students enjoy the laboratory work best. Hands-on is their forte, and they are not afraid to use it! Activities and projects become life immersion activities, and sometimes much design work finds its way back to the dorms. There is a mild sense of competition among the students that provides a positive outlet for this technical energy. Student competitions arise from time to time that truly test the abilities of each student.
The faculty at Oswego have always placed the student at the center of the university model. Research, writing, service, and curriculum development are all important to faculty, but it has been the focus of this faculty to serve the student first -- and best!