On April 14, 2009 the Student Association Senate passed the following resolution by unanimous vote:
"Whereas, the Student Association at the State University of New York College at Oneonta feels it is important for the hard work and dedicated life of the former Director of Activities and Student Association advisor Harvey Delaney to be honored, and
Whereas, the Student Association at the State University of New York College at Oneonta believe it is important for the legacy of Harvey Delaney to continue, and
Whereas, Harvey Delaney worked very diligently to chair the Leadership Institute on an annual basis, and
Whereas, the Student Association believes that the Leadership Institute is one of the main facets in which the College at Oneonta and the Director of Campus Activities positively affects a wide variety of student leaders, then
Be it Resolved, that the State University of New York College at Oneonta Student Association recommends that the Leadership Institute be renamed the Harvey Delaney Leadership Institute."
At the annual Student Association Banquet Dr. Steve Perry, Vice-President for Student Development, announced that the College had accepted the recommendation of the Student Association and that the Leadership Institute would hereby be known as the Harvey Delaney Leadership Institute.