Leadership, Volunteerism, and Community Engagement at Geneseo

Join Student Organizations

Joining a student organization is not only a great way to get involved in activities you enjoy and causes you care about, they're also a great way to practice the skills and use the knowledge you've learned in GOLD. 

Learn More: Student Organization Directory

Start a New Student Organization

Creating your own organization truly tests your qualities as a leader. You will have to develop an idea that appeals to a group of students, formulate a plan for how your organization will serve this interest, and recruit students to help you in your endeavor. But as a participant in the GOLD program, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to complete this task. You can make it happen! 

Learn More: Student Organization College Recognition

Become a GOLD Mentor

Being a GOLD mentor can be a great way to practice your leadership ability. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to teach teambuilding workshops, develop community engagement projects, provide support for GOLD programs, and serve as a guide for other students in the GOLD program. 

Learn More: Expectations of Mentors
Learn More: Become a GOLD Leader Mentor

Livingston CARES

Livingston CARES is a collaborative effort among groups and organizations at SUNY Geneseo and the Geneseo and Livingston County community that started in September 2005 to focus relief and recovery efforts on helping people in Harrison County, Mississippi. With the great need brought by Katrina's devastation, CARES has been created with new partnerships that give us great flexibility in bringing aid to those in need. Each year four work trips are taken by students, faculty and staff and community residents to aid with Hurricane Katrina relief. If you are interested in participating in a future trip, you may pick up an application in the Center for Community in MacVittie 353 or download the forms from the website below. 

Learn More: Livingston CARES 

Become a Resident Assistant

Serving as a resident assistant can be a great way to develop your skills as a relational leader. Resident assistants cultivate appreciation for differences and similarities and foster the mutual respect and emotional well-being of residents on-campus by providing cultural and social programming activities. 

Learn More: Residence Life Site

Join Student Association

The Student Association (SA) is the one organization at Geneseo of which every full time undergraduate student is a member. Students become members of SA when they pay the mandatory student activity fee each semester, but can also serve on the board of director who work to determine policies that support student organizations, services, and programs which improve the quality of extracurricular life at Geneseo. 

Learn More: Student Association Site

Join Inter-Residence Council

The Inter-Residence Council (IRC) is the nationally renowned standing committee of SUNY Geneseo's student government, the Student Association. The IRC is composed of students, run by students, for students. As the largest on-campus organization, the IRC is committed to providing a positive, approachable, and effective student forum. The IRC strives to be the aware and involved voice of Geneseo's residential community and seeks to create and support programs that develop a broader intellectual, social, and cultural on-campus environment. 

Learn More: Inter-Residence Council Site