Arts Across Campus (AAC)

Launched in 2001 by an Arts Task Force commissioned by President Emerita Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D., to assess and improve the existing arts environment on campus, Arts Across Campus (AAC) plans and presents an annual comprehensive arts program. The program may include a combination of the following in a given year: concerts, theater, lecture, film, rotating art exhibitions, and permanent public art installations.

This initiative is also characterized by partnerships with successful arts organizations such as Jazz Fest, Symphony Syracuse, Syracuse Stage, The Society for New Music, CNY Regional Scholastic Art and by collaborations with local, regional, and national artists, including OCC students, faculty, and alumni.

AAC Mission Statement

Through gallery exhibits, concerts, lectures, and performances, Arts Across Campus seeks to enhance student knowledge of diverse creativity in an impactful way, cultivating enduring engagement in the arts.

AAC Vision Statement

"Inspiring lifelong learning in, about and through the arts."

For more information, contact:

  • Rebecca Hann, Associate VP, College-Affiliated Enterprises and Asset Management
  • Sarah Collins, Coordinator for Student Leadership Development, Student Engagement and Learning Support
  • Christine Braunberger, Professor of English, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies