Does Creativity Matter?

Do students need a vibrant and accessible culture to aid in their learning? Does exposing them to the creative thinking and problem solving of artists and cultural icons help them form their own imaginative responses to complex situations? In our new global society, where we are given increasingly greater access to each other's knowledge and ideas, does our own creativity even count? 

We think so. Which is why the arts and humanities play such a critical role on our campus.

Through the support of over 40 Onondaga faculty artists, visiting artists, scholars, and performers, community partnerships with more than a dozen arts + cultural organizations, and our own Ann Felton Multicultural Center, our students are consistently exposed to high quality artistic and cultural events and programs throughout the year. These programs complement public trends and interests, provide opportunities for access, and foster a collective imagination among our students and our community.