F4: Flying the United States Flag at Half Staff

Responsibility for Maintenance: Office of the President

Date of most recent changes: April 16, 2012

I. Policy Statement  

The College will fly the United States flag at half-staff when authorized by or pursuant to this policy.

II. Reason for Policy  

This policy is designed to ensure that any decision to display the United States flag at half staff will be made with due consideration for the significance of the decision and the manner in which it reflects upon the College.

III. Applicability of the Policy  

This policy applies to all members of the campus community.

IV. Related Documents  

New York State Executive Law Section 403

V. Contacts  


Office Name

Title or Position

Telephone Number


Request to Fly
Flag at Half Staff

Office of the President

Executive Assistant to the President

(315) 498-2214


Implementation of Decisions to Fly Flag at Half Staff Campus Safety and Security Director, Campus Safety and Security (315) 498-2478 j.h.peckins@sunyocc.edu

Implementation of Decisions to Fly Flag at Half Staff


Director, Building Services

(315) 498-7249


VI. Procedures  

The flag shall be flown at full staff at all times except it shall be flown at half-staff on the eleventh day of September, known as September 11th Remembrance Day, and the seventh day of December, known as Pearl Harbor Day, and to commemorate the death of a person of national or state standing or of a local serviceman, official or public servant who, in the opinion of the President, contributed to the community. It may also be flown at half-staff during special periods of mourning designated by the President of the United States or the New York State Governor.

In the event that a member of the College community believes that the flag should be flown at half-staff, he or she should communicate the necessary information to the Office of the President. If the President determines that the flag is to be flown at half-staff, s/he will notify the Director, Building Services or Director, Campus Safety and Security, who will be responsible for implementation.


Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006

Updated and approved by the President January 25, 2010

Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012