The State University of New York at Brockport, also known as SUNY Brockport or the State University of New
York College at Brockport, is a four-year liberal arts college located in Brockport, Monroe County,
New York, near Rochester. It is a constituent college of the State University of New York. It opened as the
Brockport Collegiate School in 1841, and later became the Brockport State Normal School in
1866.The last Normal School class graduated in 1942 after which the school officially became
a college, meaning it could grant the bachelor's degree. (Normal School graduates received only a certificate of study when they
finished, which entitled them to teach in the New York State schools.) Starting as Brockport State Teachers College, the new
school was automatically included in the new SUNY system which was established in 1948.Traditionally, the college was known for its programs in physical education, but currently it offers majors in many areas, including art, environmental science, and meteorology.The Brockport campus also played host to the 1979 International Special Olympics.Former students at SUNY Brockport include Oliver North.
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