• Stephen Mott and students

    The Spirit of Community

    Geneseo student Stephen Mott '18 won a Community Advocates Ambassadorship award and used it to give kids in Dansville the opportunity to participate in a healthy, skill-building sport previously unavailable in the area: hockey.

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    The Psychology of Happiness

    Recent books by Geneseo faculty members take different approaches in examining what may make for a better world and for satisfied lives.

  • study abroad

    Experience the World

    International study is available through more than 600 programs in 65 countries. Many departments also offer immersive field trips abroad.

    Photo: Roy's Peak, Wanaka, New Zealand/Lauren Sabol '18


biology lab
Curricular Changes Show Success By Fourth Year

In a four-year study, Suann Yang, assistant professor of biology at SUNY Geneseo, and science faculty from other institutions found that student buy-in to a new curriculum increases with each successive undergraduate cohort — and learning gains did not suffer.

Danielle Ponder
MLK Day of Leadership and Service

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will enable Geneseo students and senior citizen volunteers to learn and work together on important community outreach efforts.

Alec Ritter '20 and Clara Gallagher '20 stand with the composting bins.
Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

Student interns from the Office of Sustainability have created a compost-collection program that includes distributing compost buckets to individual faculty and staff members who are diverting the compostable waste they generate during the day .


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service

9:45 AM-3:00 PM. This year's program includes a keynote address by Danielle Ponder Esq. on "For The Love of Justice," lunchtime speaker and alum Gurnaina Chawla '16 on "Service & Social Movements for Change," service projects, Gospel Choir performances and more.

Breaking Barriers with Bishoy Tadros '09

6:00 p.m. in Rochester, NY. From surviving childhood cancer to successfully navigating his career during the financial crisis and becoming a triathelete, Bishoy will share his story of patience, perspective and persistence -- and how those apply to a career in business. Reception included. Please RSVP by January 24. 

Cultivating Community

2:30-3:45 in the Union Ballroom. Cultivating Community is a discussion series that affirms SUNY Geneseo’s value for inclusivity and provides participants with the opportunity to voice their experience on a specific topic, learn from others’ perspectives, share innovative ideas and explore new possibilities. More info and RSVP.

All-College Hour Speaker Series: Kala Stein

2:30-3:45 PM in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom. Kala Stein is an artist noted for innovative design, mold making and casting techniques primarily in porcelain. Her work explores dynamic systems and sustainable practices within the intersection of design, production, and the handmade. Facebook event.

In the Spotlight...

Angela Catalano
Catalano ’20 Receives Gilman Award

Angela Catalano ’20 has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in support of her Spring 2019 study abroad to Costa Rica. Angela’s award makes her the 27th Geneseo student to win this State Department award.

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Beverly Evans
Evans Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Beverly J. Evans, professor of French and Western Humanities in Geneseo’s Department of Languages and Literatures, is among the latest cohort of 14 faculty members the State University of New York Board of Trustees has named to a distinguished professorship.

Greg O'Connell
Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Endowment Announced

The Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Family Endowment supports general scholarships for students with financial need from the Downstate New York area with a preference for students living in Brooklyn, particularly the Red Hook area.