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2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission, Vision, and Plattsburgh Next

Plattsburgh Next

Following a broad-based SOAR analysis involving campus and community stakeholders, a new strategic plan, Plattsburgh Next was launched in spring of 2022. Plattsburgh Next creates a road map of essential steps designed to lead the campus toward greater institutional strength and a future of sustained vibrancy. The plan outlines our mission, vision, values, and four pillars for the future.


SUNY Plattsburgh provides outstanding liberal arts and pre- professional programs along with a college experience that prepares students for their professional and civic futures. We recognize our unique location and commitment to social and environmental responsibility as integral to our identity. We maintain a nurturing, accessible campus climate for a diverse student body where each student is valued and supported in the pursuit of their educational goals.


SUNY Plattsburgh will be the North Country’s preeminent public college that embraces environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We will be a destination campus that serves all students in an inclusive environment with academic excellence as our foundational core. We will be a valued community collaborator and a critical driver of economic growth and vitality for North Country residents.


  • Student-centered education
  • Academic excellence
  • Diverse people, experiences and ideas
  • Critical inquiry
  • Community and civic engagement
  • Integrity, civility and collegiality
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Affordability and value
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Freedom to speak, think and write

The Four Pillars

  • Grow and stabilize enrollment
  • Strengthen student success
  • Prioritize equity and inclusion
  • Engage the North Country Region