Creating Healthier Places

SUNY Cortland

2016 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2016
Length of Commitment: 3 years
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Committed to meet 23 guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

Verified Results

  • Commitment Element

    SUNY Courtland did not have any reporting or compliance deadlines in 2016.

    Progress To Date


Partner Statement

“In 2010, the State University of New York Cortland developed a new strategic plan that focused on four core priorities, including the following goal: ‘Become a national leader in the promotion of the physical, emotional, cultural and social well-being of all community members.’

"SUNY Courtland has sought to accomplish this by providing opportunities and support for healthy living and by implementing a plan to increase participation in the active life of the campus. With the 2015 opening of the new Student Life Center, the campus has continued to develop and offer programs and activities for the campus community. The goal of the Student Life Center is to increase students’ positive use of leisure time, improve their quality of life and encourage them to commit to a lifetime of fitness and recreation participation. Aligned with our student life center is a new state-of-the-art, residential dining facility focused on healthy, balanced eating.

"Over the last year, we have continued to adopt guidelines and programs built around food and nutrition, physical activity and wellness and well-being programs. These include a commitment to offer fitness and recreation opportunities for all students for at least 16 hours of every day and the strengthening of programs students interested in outdoor pursuits. Future initiatives include a walking/biking route on campus with distance markers; a physical activity/movement workshop; a fitness/recreation center orientation for all incoming students and one free fitness assessment per student each academic year.”