Communications from the Office of the President

View the 2021 official communications from the Office of the President.

October 27, 2021

SUNY Poly Faculty and Staff:

The 2021 SEFA Campaign (State Employees Federated Appeal) has been launched at SUNY Poly.  I am writing to ask that you consider supporting the campaign, which is an annual effort that offers NYS employees the opportunity to contribute to charitable causes in their local communities and to organizations that are statewide, national, or international in scope.  Each year, the SEFA Campaign runs from September through December.

The 2020 campaign was a great success thanks to you!  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Poly employee donations still totaled almost $6k; this is money that will go back into our community to benefit local and/or regional non-profit organizations that are important to you.

SEFA will once again offer an online ePledge program, which makes it even easier for our faculty and staff to make their donations.  All you need is a computer and your NYS employee ID (located on your paystub.)  You can access the online ePledge program at

A fillable PDF version of the pledge card is available here and and you can view the digital version of the pledge book here

Thank you to Emily Farrell, Laurie Hartman, and Christina Scriber, who will serve as the SEFA Employee Campaign Managers.  Please reach out to Emily, Laurie or Christina with any questions regarding this year’s campaign or if you need assistance with submitting your pledge.

Please plan to complete your online pledge or submit your pledge form no later than Friday, December 10.  Pledges can be submitted through the online ePledge system or directly to Emily, Laurie or Christina.


Tod A. Laursen, Acting President

Please note - In past campaigns, many of you have designated your contribution to the SUNY Poly Foundation.  Unfortunately, the Foundation is not listed in this year’s pledge book, but if you would still like your pledge to go to the Poly Foundation you can contribute to our local United Way and sub designate your gift to the SUNY Poly Foundation.

2021 State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign (pdf) - October 27, 2021

SUNY Poly's 2020/2021 Academic Year Annual Report (pdf) - October 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Guidance: Not Vaccinated Yet? Your Vaccine Questions Answered. (pdf) - July 22, 2021

SUNY Poly Marks 55 Years Since Its Inception (pdf) - June 14, 2021

2020-2021 Academic Year Completion Message (pdf) - May 17, 2021

2021 Student Project Showcase Award Winners Message (pdf) - May 11, 2021

Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students (pdf) - May 10, 2021

Message to the Campus Community - SUNY Poly stands together to support our campus communities (pdf) - April 20, 2021

Message to the Campus Community - Dr. Michael Hochberg, Professor of Biology and Chemistry (pdf) - March 26, 2021

Message to the Campus Community - Marking a Year Since the Beginning of COVID-19 pandemic (pdf) - March 15, 2021

Message to the Campus Community from Dr. Tod Laursen (pdf) - January 22, 2021

Message to the Campus Community from Dr. Tod Laursen (pdf) - January 15, 2021


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