At Geneseo, you’ll join a community committed to inquiry, creativity, and reflection. You’ll inquire whenever your work engages with meaningful questions about the world around us, create whenever you apply the skills you’ve learned in the classroom to new situations, and reflect whenever you make connections between your academic work and your personal goals and dreams.
Geneseo’s academic programs will ask you to continuously reflect on your learning, your future plans, and your place in the world. Our Mission, Vision, and Values will help guide you; our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help you find your place in our community; and our Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education will help you build a portfolio of skills that are essential in the 21st century. You’ll be empowered to tell the story about how your Geneseo experience reflects our common mission “to advance knowledge and inspire students to be socially responsible and globally aware citizens who are prepared for an enriched life and success in the world.”
Faculty and Instruction
89.8% of faculty hold a PhD or other terminal degree
1:19 faculty to student ratio
24 median class size
48% of graduates have a double major and/or both a major and a minor
Geography Field Studies
Geography students experience high-impact learning a number of ways, including a two-week intensive field studies course led by faculty through mountain, foothill, and prairie environments in Western Canada.
The course introduces students to geographical field observation as they examine the human-environment interactions and adaptations in Southern Alberta and British Columbia.
Students keep a field journal describing and reflecting upon their daily activities. They also participate in teaching by conducting advanced research and delivering presentations at designated locales along the route.
SUNY Geneseo is among 123 campuses in the country — only 10 of which are in NYS — recently designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus. This year’s efforts also resulted in the registration of over 1,000 Geneseo students.
SUNY Geneseo students raised $150,197 in this year’s Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. The student-run 12-hour event in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena was packed with performances, activities, and speakers to help to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients.
History majors Isabel Owen ’19 and Catherine Shields ’19 have won 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright awards for Brazil and Turkey, respectively. They will serve as English Teaching Assistants in a university or post-secondary institution for a year. The grants cap off a record-breaking year for Geneseo Fulbrights with seven awards and 12 semifinalists.