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SUNY Delhi's Contributions to the Delhi Area

SUNY Delhi is proud to be a part of the rich heritage of the Village and Town of Delhi and beautiful Delaware County, New York.  We strive to contribute to the social, cultural, educational, recreational and economic well being of our community.

 SUNY Delhi's Impact on the Local Economy

SUNY Delhi’s 600 faculty and staff and its 3,331 (2,700 on the Delhi campus*) students are wage earners and consumers. 77% of the college’s faculty and staff reside in Delaware County (33% in the village or town of Delhi). Of the 2,700 Delhi campus students, 85% reside within the Village or Town of Delhi.


      Subtotal $ 35.6 million

     Total $ 45.1 million

* SUNY Delhi offers degree programs at Schenectady County Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Onondaga Community College and online (total=600 students). These students receive no services from our community, yet they provide it revenue (not included).
** Actual figures for FY 2009-10
*** Based on $2,500 per year per full time student (includes $1,000 for books, $500 for transportation and $1,000 for personal expenses)
**** Based on conservative estimate of 12,000 visitors per year on goods and services in the local economy

SUNY Delhi's Record of Service and Support to our Community

• Through the O’Connor Center for Community Engagement, our students, faculty and staff give generously of their time and talents to a wide array of agencies, organizations, and individuals. Last year volunteers documented more than 20,000 hours of service.

• Over 160 (54 in this area) SUNY Delhi students participate in college-sponsored internships annually.

• We create jobs and buy goods and services in the area, adding significantly to the local economy. Last year the college spent $9.5 million locally (Delaware County) on campus construction projects. Additionally, it spent several hundred thousand dollars locally for supplies and services. The conservative economic multiplier of 1.5 applied to the $10 million in total expenditures results in a $15 million impact on our community.

• We have committed resources to area schools, O’Connor Hospital, Delhi Fire Department, Delhi Village Police, American Red Cross, and Village and Town of Delhi governments with lasting benefits for area residents.

• The College Golf Course at Delhi is available (at no charge) for the Delaware Academy, Walton and Andes high school golf teams and the DA cross country team. It hosts events that annually net $125,000 for local charities.

• Our students have developed hiking trails in the Village of Delhi and at Smith Pond and maintain The Catskill Outdoor Education Center.

• Student construction projects have bennefited the Delhi American Legion, Town of Delhi offices, Delaware County Historical Association, 4-H Camp Shankitunk and Delhi Habitat for Humanity.

• Faculty, staff and students provide significant organizational leadership and logistical support for the annual Delaware County Relay for Life. Additionally, they raised $18,748 of the $144,000 total in 2010.

• We offer a wide array of recreational facilities to the public (pool, tennis courts, track, etc.).

• The Resnick Library is open to the community at no charge.

• Signatures, the hospitality student-run restaurant, serves the public, as does Café on the Green at the College Golf Course.

• We invite the public to cultural and athletic events and open our campus for use by outside businesses, groups and individuals for events.

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Last Updated: 8/22/11