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Opportunities to Preserve History

Geneseo students help communities rediscover their past and celebrate their legacies.

First-Generation Student: Wrileigh Bacon ’26

Wrileigh Bacon '26, an English major and first-generation student from Syracuse, loves the campus environment and the many student clubs Geneseo offers.

First Generation Student: Kaaden Sherwood ’26

Kaaden Sherwood '26 has more time to focus on his education, thanks to a First Generation Scholarship.

Geneseo Dance Ensemble: Pursuing Connections

SUNY Geneseo's Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents the Geneseo Dance Ensemble in Pursuing Connections featuring works by student choreographers with 31 performers, November 10–13.

Joanna Santos-Smith ’14, ’15 MS, Appointed Project Director

SUNY Geneseo’s divisions of Finance and Administration and Academic Affairs have named Joanna Santos-Smith project director for revenue generation.

SUNY Geneseo Is a 2023 "Green College"

SUNY Geneseo is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.

VIDEO: TikTok Witches Conjure Ancient Identity

n a special Halloween edition of Knight Lights, we feature the research of George Goga ‘17. Goga’s research centers around economic and political theories of the occult in Eastern Europe, focusing on marginalized groups who voluntarily adopt the identity of the witch.

2022–2023 Presidential Scholars Named

Ten SUNY Geneseo students will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year. The students represent a variety of academic areas and exemplify the college's institutional values. Presidential Scholars are top-achieving members of the senior class who also serve as ambassadors for the College.

School of Business Names Conference Room for Robert Murray '83

The College recognized Robert E. Murray '83 for his extended and generous support of the College by dedicating the Murray Conference Room in the School of Business in his honor.

A Small Trench-Dwelling Fish Makes a Splash in Deep-Sea Evolution

In 2018, SUNY Geneseo marine biologist, Mackenzie Gerringer, was part of an international team of scientists who used free-falling “landers” to study the Atacama Trench, gathering images and specimens of deep-sea creatures. The team discovered a new snailfish species unique to the trench and to all other known fish species.

Student-Faculty Research Teams Selected for National Program

Two Geneseo student-faculty research mentor teams have been chosen for the 2022 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) advocacy program Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR).

Poet Cecily Parks to Deliver Walter Harding Lecture October 20

Poet Cecily Parks will deliver the annual Walter Harding Lecture at SUNY Geneseo on Thursday, October 20, at 6:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public. 

Geneseo's Own Ben Ludlow '23

Feature video on student-athlete Ben Ludlow '23

Geneseo is U.S. News' Best in Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News & World Report has named SUNY Geneseo the best university for undergraduate teaching in the North. Geneseo earned several other high rankings from the magazine’s 2023 Best Colleges lists, as well.

Video: Alum's Fulbright in Taiwan

Geneseo alum and US Student Fulbright award winner, Sean Welch '19, returns from 18 months in Taiwan and reflects on his experience.

Sustainability Lecture on Connection Between Environment and Health

American activist, biologist, author, senior scientist, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber will deliver the President’s Sustainability Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom. 

Geneseo Scholars Join NEH-Funded Effort to Revise History Curriculum

Professor Justin Behrend and Associate Professor Kathleen Mapes of SUNY Geneseo’s Department of History joined thirteen historians from ten SUNY campuses as part of a federally funded effort to reimagine the US history curriculum at Geneseo and across the SUNY system.

Geneseo Earns High Rankings from Washington Monthly

SUNY Geneseo is second in the country for master's universities for what it does for the public good, and in the top 50 for schools that offer outstanding education at an affordable price.

Geneseo Launches a New Academic Year

Two convocations welcomed new and returning students and faculty to campus for the beginning of Fall 2022.

SUNY Geneseo Recognized by The Princeton Review as a "Best" College

SUNY Geneseo is included in Princeton Review's 2023 Best 388 Colleges and noted as a “Best Regional Colleges: Northeast.”

Video: Ecoacoustics Summer Research

Geneseo biology student Micah Hosely '24 and Kristina Hannam, associate professor of biology, conducted research this summer to collect data on the ecoacoustics of local freshwater ponds. Ecoacoustics refers to the study of the relationship between natural sounds, human-made sounds, and the environment.

Wadsworth Lecture by Ambassador Bloch

Wadsworth Lecture Features U.S. Ambassador

Geneseo Featured in 2023 Fiske Guide to Colleges

SUNY Geneseo makes another appearance in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Inclusion in the guide is based on the quality of academic offerings and includes students’ social and quality-of-life ratings.

Soaring Stars Program Receives $20,000 Award

​​​​​​​The Soaring Stars Program recently earned a $20,000 award to help fund its 11th year of summer programming for at-risk, K-5 rural school children.

Middle States Reaffirms SUNY Geneseo's Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed the college's institutional accreditation. Accreditation from Middle States signifies Geneseo’s overall quality and efficacy in addressing it's institutional mission.