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Center for Inquiry, Discovery & Development

The Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Development is an office within the Division of Academic Affairs that supports SUNY Geneseo's mission to promote “transformational learning experiences” and to “inspire students to be socially responsible and globally aware citizens”.  In addition to the Directors that handle the day-to-day operations in the CIDD, there is a designated group of faculty, staff and community members that serve as voting stakeholders in the CIDD. This group is called the Community Cabinet.  The CIDD supports a range of integrative and applied learning programs, works with students and faculty to sustain and build innovative learning experiences, and cultivates opportunities for collaboration between the College and community partners.  The CIDD directly administers the Student Ambassadorships, which are Foundation-funded scholarships providing students with opportunities to pursue projects connecting academic work, co-curricular experiences, and community engagement.  Affiliating with the CIDD are the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, the Institute for Community Well Being, and the Edgar Fellows.

The Geneseo Student Ambassadors

The CIDD administers a number of scholarships that support innovative student projects.  These projects reflect the principles of “integrative learning” in applying knowledge and skills gained from academic, cocurricular, and service experiences to real world problems and issues.  Geneseo Student Ambassadors collaborate with local community members in locations as close as the village of Geneseo and as far away as Haiti, Nicaragua, and Senegal.  Uniting their work is a spirit of inquiry, creative problem solving, and attention to advancing SUNY Geneseo’s commitment to the public good.  You can learn more about the current Student Ambassadors and the application process here.

Meet some of the Geneseo's current Student Ambassadors


Meet some of the Geneseo's previous Student Ambassadors

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The Center for Inquiry, Discovery & Development
Doty 303
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585-245-5759