Community Outreach

SUNY Poly provides special events, programs, lectures and tours that highlight the institution’s incredible, multi-billion dollar economic impact, sharing the story of innovation-based growth and educational opportunities that are available to SUNY Poly students. In addition, SUNY Poly offers its students and others who attend colleges and universities across New York State and beyond, as well as adult learners unique programs sparking a lifetime desire for learning, opening the doors for advancement.

Outreach Report

SUNY Poly deploys numerous educational, community, arts/cultural and public outreach programs, serving more than 141,000 individuals, including 29,000 students. Programs with a big impact across New York State are showcased for their power to educate and instill a sense of endless possibilities. 


Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day showcases companies who create products and technologies made in New York State. View interactive displays and meet with the manufacturers to learn more about their companies.

New York Business Plan Competition

Hosted by SUNY Poly and powered by SEFCU, this world-class $500,000 competition provides a platform for New York State’s college students to pitch their business plans for the chance to be able to jump start their entrepreneurial dreams.

SUNY Poly partners with a community organization each year to bring the exciting science behind the latest technological advances to members of the community, including young children, with an emphasis on reaching and inspiring those who are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences through hands-on high-tech experiments, activities, and presentations.


Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

SUNY Poly’s Continuing Professional Education programming provides ways for professionals to prepare for advancement and update their skills and knowledge. Developing leaders. Strengthening the K-12 pipeline. Enhancing campus life for students. Promoting quality collaborations with all community members. Because learning is a way of life at SUNY Poly.

Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement (MVILR)

The Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement at SUNY Poly provides a wide range of daytime courses that are perfect for retired or semi-retired adults. The program enables a full, rich intellectual life through a wide spectrum of interests taught by volunteers who teach subjects they enjoy and want to share with others.

Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SUNY Poly means business, and the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center at its Utica site offers free business advisement to anyone currently in business, or contemplating starting one in New York State. The Center serves Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Lewis, and Oneida Counties. 

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