As Syracuse University celebrates 150 years of impact, we have an opportunity to elevate our revitalized identity and energize those who know and love us. To mark this historic milestone, we've created an official 150th signifier.
Celebrating 150 years of firsts
Syracuse University has never been bound by convention or the status quo. What is at first audacious to the world is just right for us. And that's always been our point of pride. Our founders created a place that embraces and emboldens leaders of all kinds to get to the future, first.
Since then, our classrooms have welcomed students who spark social change, drive entrepreneurial innovation and uncover truth and beauty in all forms of expression. We were the nation's first degree-granting college of fine arts and the first information sciences school. We've led in the laboratory, on stage and across the playing field.
Our fearless founders recognized then what we know now. That powerful ideas are born from boldness and boundlessness. That connecting different people, places, perspectives and practices is how potential is realized and how progress is accelerated.
As we mark our first century and a half, we look back at our fearless firsts that changed the Syracuse community, our region and the world. Now we stand at the forefront of what's next. As we did in 1870 and as we do now, we don't just face the horizon - we chase it. Because, first and foremost, that's where the future is, and there's a whole lot of orange in it.