The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master’s granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. As reflected by Fredonia’s Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Elective Classification, the university facilitates and supports university-community collaborations that enhance the intellectual, cultural, artistic, and economic vibrancy of the region. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia …is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be: Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge), Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship), Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).