Who We Are

Students, Faculty and Staff*

Undergraduate Students

  • The full-time undergraduate student population of 15,196 consists of 55 percent women and 45 percent men
  • Approximately 30 percent of our undergraduates are students of color
  • Approximately 13 percent of first-year students are international citizens/foreign nationals
  • Approximately 21 percent of our first-year students are first generation

Graduate Students

  • The 6,593 graduate student population consists of 50 percent women and 50 percent men
  • Five percent of our graduate students are veterans, dependents, or are active duty for the military
  • Approximately 37 percent are international and 14 percent of people of color

International Students

  • Our students hail from more than 123 countries as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Faculty and Staff

  • 44 percent of the 70 new full-time faculty members hired for the 2016-17 academic year come from underrepresented populations
  • Nearly 23 percent of 1,109 full-time faculty members come from underrepresented populations
  • With more than 3,300 full-time staff members, nearly 20 percent come from underrepresented populations


  • 254,724 alumni representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 173 countries and territories

Syracuse University’s Core Principles

The Code of Ethical Conduct is a statement of principles guiding the activities of all faculty, staff, and students. It provides, in part, that we:

  • Respect the rights and dignity of all persons and recognize that discrimination or harassment in any form undermines the fundamental principles of the University.
  • Support a respectful environment through our own actions, encourage respectful behavior in others, and speak out against hatred and bias.

Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services Mission

Serving Students, Faculty and Staff

The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services (EOIRS) is to work with students, faculty and staff to foster a climate of inclusion, opportunity, and diversity. EOIRS works across all divisions of the University to build community and cultivate a culture of respect, safety, and equity that ensures legal compliance but also goes beyond it, in accordance with the University’s values. Its staff is dedicated to assisting those with concerns or complaints, and to educating members of the University community about their rights and responsibilities with regard to how they are treated and treat others.

A focus of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services is to support the University’s non-discrimination policies: Syracuse University does not discriminate on any protected category. This includes admissions, treatment, employment and/or access to its programs and activities. The University prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category. The protected categories include creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender.


*Estimates as of September 1, 2016; additional updates as new information is available