In fact, we've always been ahead of our time and original in our outlook. We were the first to adopt one official color—a proud orange. We were the first in the nation to offer a bachelor of the fine arts degree, and were founders of the nation's first . We opened doors for women as far back as 1870, from pioneers that include Karen DeCrow (women’s rights activist) to Eileen Collins (the first female commander of a Space Shuttle). Building on the leading role we played in the first G.I. Bill, we're recognized as the #1 private school for military service members, veterans, and their families—a commitment that will soon expand with the construction of the (NVRC). And that's just where we are today.
Today, as in our past, the University's commitment to access honors every individual's potential—and that enriches us all. From the development of an oral insulin to the discovery of gravitational waves, Syracuse's future is bright—and our students, even brighter.