Since 1870, Syracuse University has upheld the idea that “brains and heart shall have a fair chance” at achieving a University degree. We were pioneers in recognizing women’s achievements, the academic validity of the fine arts, the emergence of information studies and the importance of educational opportunities that serve veterans. Our founding values are embedded in 150 years of educational innovation, expansion, discovery and change.
Syracuse University's 150th anniversary is an opportunity to honor our history, reflect on our values and set a clear path forward. To mark this milestone, we celebrate the impact of fearless firsts that changed the Syracuse community, our region and the world. As we look back and stand at the forefront of what's next, we're reminded to make the most of every moment then, now and always.