Clubs and Organizations
La Casa Hispánica (Spanish Club). Club enterprises include meetings, service projects, movies in Spanish, and other special activities. There are no requirements for becoming a member of the club; anyone who is interested can join. Spanish@geneseo.edu. Faculty Advisor: J. Gómez.
Le Cercle Français (French Club). The club promotes French language and culture on campus and welcomes all students interested in the francophone world. Activities include meetings, films, and various other social and academic events. Faculty Advisor: B. Evans.
Chinese Culture Club. To educate both students and the public on the many traditions inherent in the Chinese culture. Faculty Advisor: J. Tang.
Der Deutsche Verein. Der deutsche Verein is the German Club at SUNY-Geneseo. The club is devoted to the promotion of German language and culture on campus and is for all students interested in anything having to do with German-speaking countries. One need not speak German to enjoy the club's activities. Activities include regular meetings, films on campus, visiting German restaurants and group discussions on a wide variety of topics ranging from German politics to current trends. Faculty Advisor: C. Klima.
Latino Students Association (LSA). Offers the opportunity to learn about Hispanics and their cultures and to practice speaking Spanish.
Pi Delta Phi. According to the organization's Constitution, "The purpose of this Society shall be (1) to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature; (2) to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world; (3) to stimulate and encourage French cultural activities." Undergraduate and Graduate students who have taken at least one semester of upper division French, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in French and a 2.8 overall are eligible for induction as Regular Members. The organization also offers Honorary Membership to faculty, diplomats and community leaders who have shown strong support of French. Students who are interested in being inducted, but do not meet the criteria for Regular Membership, can become Associate Members. Faculty Advisor: B. Evans.
Sigma Delta Pi. Membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society, is by invitation to students who meet the following criteria: declared major in Spanish, junior standing, have taken at least one course in Spanish literature or civilization, have achieved a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.3 GPA in Spanish courses. Faculty Advisor: L. Bernard.
Phi Sigma Iota. Recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures, including Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, and Bilingual Education. It is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. PSI has initiated over 45,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it created and supports numerous Scholarship Programs. Criteria for undergraduate induction: Student of junior or senior standing who is pursuing a curriculum with concentration in foreign languages with at least three hours of French, Spanish, German, Latin, or Italian at the 300 level; who has a GPA of at least 3.0; and who is currently enrolled at SUNY-Geneseo. Criteria for graduate induction: Student must have completed one full semester of graduate work towards an M.S.Ed. in foreign languages; must have GPA of at least 3.3. Faculty Advisor: R. McEwen.