|Parent company||Syracuse University|
|Founder||William P. Tolley|
Thomas J. Watson
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||621 Skytop Rd #120, Syracuse, New York 13244-5290|
|Distribution||Longleaf Services (US)|
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)
|Publication types||Books, Audiobooks|
SUP was formed in August 1943 when president William P. Tolley promised Thomas J. Watson that the university will organize a press to print IBM's Precision Measurements in the Metal Workings Industry. Matthew Lyle Spencer of the School of Journalism became the first chair of the board of directors and Lawrence Siegfried was the first editor.
The areas of focus for the Press include Middle East studies, Native American studies, peace and conflict resolution, Irish studies and Jewish studies, New York State,[clarification needed] television and popular culture, sports and entertainment. The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies. SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award in March 2017.