Syracuse University, like most academic institutions, is a school strongly rooted in tradition. In recognition of this, the Syracuse University Archives presents "The Spirit of Tradition", an exhibition that recaptures the essence of Syracusean tradition. Though many are depicted here, the exhibition does not represent every tradition that has and still constitutes a part of Syracuse University; there are simply too many to display. However, students and alumni viewing the exhibition are invited to offer suggestions and share recollections and memorabilia of these and any other traditions that were observed during time spent at Syracuse University.
The driving force behind most all of the traditions at Syracuse University has been The Traditions Commission, an organization dedicated to campus tradition.
Visit the Division of Student Affairs web page on Syracuse University Traditions.
The exhibition "The Spirit of Tradition" is a project of the Syracuse University Archives. It was compiled from materials housed in the University's Archives and costumes and materials contributed by alumni. The exhibition began in May 1998 and was extended through September 1998. It was located on the first and sixth floors of Bird Library. The web version of the exhibition remain as part of the Archives website.
The Archives would like to thank the following for their support of this exhibition: