VIDEO: Real World Geneseo

Real World Geneseo students attending a workshop.

Sananda Mallisetty ’27 and her fellow Real World Geneseo students attending a workshop (SUNY Geneseo/Mat Johnson)

Real World Geneseo is an experiential learning course held every spring semester. Even though the program’s original namesake, the MTV reality show The Real World, no longer holds a place in the zeitgeist of current SUNY Geneseo students, its original spirit of examining contemporary issues lives on. Now in its 15th year, the course seeks to build a strong foundation for cultural competency by delving into topics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, power, privilege, and social class. The two-credit course consists of an off-campus retreat, a weekly seminar, and a collaborative civic engagement project.

Watch the following video to learn more about Real World Geneseo.


Mat Johnson
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