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Organization Directory

Welcome to the Student Organization Directory!

With more than 180 student clubs and organizations, there truly is something for everyone at SUNY Geneseo.

A college-registered Student Organization is any student-driven group whose primary membership and entire leadership consists of students enrolled at SUNY Geneseo; is formed in order to contribute to the students' personal development and the advancement of the College Mission; is non-credit bearing; and is officially registered with the Department of Student Life.

Full registration does not imply college endorsement of the positions and views of any organization. Rather, it implies that the institution accepts the organization’s mission as educationally valid and that the organization has complied with institutional registration and continuing registration procedures. 

Full registration with the College does not permit the organization to act in the name of the university, to represent the university, engage in any contractual obligation in the name of the university, nor represent the organization as being an official part of the university.

Questions? Please contact studentorgs@geneseo.edu!

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Stitches Knitting and Crocheting

Stitches is a club for people of all skill types. We teach everyone and welcome everyone. We have fun and talk about anything we can think of. We normally do an annual fundraiser for a local cat shelter. We also participate in relay for life and makers fest and do other volunteer work that we can. We hope to help people destress while knitting or crocheting and we hop to help people learn a new skil.

Political Affairs Club

SUNY Geneseo’s Political Affairs Club (PAC) will engage in active dialogue in recent and historical political activities. The club is a safe space to participate in a bipartisan-led current events discussion. The focus will be on the United States political happenings but may extend to those outside of the country. We also coordinate fun events to broader one's understanding such as political debates, a trip to Washington D.C. in the Spring, and movie nights.

Orchesis Dance

We allow anyone of any level to be a dancer or choreograph any family friendly piece they would like, then perform it in our shows that we hold once each semester! We do monthly check ins, provide rehearsal space options, and organize dancers into their choice dances.

Musical Theater Club

Musical Theatre Club, or “MTC,” is a student-run organization within SUNY Geneseo whose purpose is to develop and expand the knowledge of musical theatre skills in production, including performance, direction, staging, choreography, musicality, and the technical theatre aspects of costume, set, and lighting design to aid in the general cultural development and enrichment of the campus community. In order to achieve this, MTC offers a musical revue each semester, consisting of a variety of musical theatre pieces and skits that feature the different strengths of our members to produce a well-rounded theatre experience. Auditions for MTC’s performing ensemble are held at the beginning of each semester, with a typical turnout ranging anywhere from 20 to 40 hopefully. Typically, the ensemble itself will range anywhere from 40 to 50 members at any given semester. In addition to the performing ensemble, members of the club help with costume design, light and soundboard operation, spotlight operation, stage management, musical accompaniment, and other aspects of production.

Optometry Club

Members provide free vision screenings to community members each semester as time permits. While performing a vision screening, members must indicate that they are student volunteers, and that the screening just gives an estimate of the community member’s visual acuity (it is not an eye exam). Members of Optometry Club should encourage the community members present at the screening to see an eye care professional for a complete eye exam.

  • Meet Times:
    Every other week on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Bailey

Japanese Culture Club at Suny Geneseo

Japanese Culture Club exists to promote relations between members of the club and the community through the exploration of Japanese culture. We act as a bridge between Japanese, American, and any culture with the intention to exchange cultural views and to dispel stereotypes. Weekly meetings from 6-7 that are informative and fun, meant to provide a safe space for Japanese exchange students that also allows them to mingle with the Geneseo community - informs the geneseo community on Japanese cultural facets. Events can include: Japan Knight, Matsuri Knight, and are fun, informational events intended on providing entertaining yet informative events on Japanese culture to the community.

Karate Club

We are an organization that aims to allow all students, regardless of experience, to learn and practice karate in a fun, inclusive, and low-pressure environment. We structure our meetings to allow each student to work to their own level of intensity so that everybody can have a valuable experience no matter their martial arts background. In club, we teach many different facets of karate, including technique, kata, sparring, breaking, and self-defense. We draw from a variety of karate styles to help establish a broad base of knowledge, and we welcome students from every style of martial arts, not just karate. Karate club is a wonderful place to begin your martial arts journey or to expand on the knowledge and skills you already have.

Geneseo Beekeeping Club

Beekeeping Club aims to provide students with knowledge regarding all aspects of beekeeping. Specifically, we intend to increase awareness of the drastic decrease in honeybee populations that the US is currently experiencing. For decades the honeybee population has been on the decline, largely due to our actions as a society. Between 2018 and 2019, US honeybee populations experienced a decrease of nearly 40%, with some regions seeing losses of up to 90%. This is particularly damaging due to the fact that honey bees are the primary pollinator of our crops, supporting about $20 billion worth of crop production annually. Our club members are deeply concerned with this phenomenon and would like to make a positive impact by promoting environmental awareness. We accomplish this by holding weekly meetings where we discuss topics related to beekeeping. In addition to our advocacy and training meetings, we care for two hives on campus

Fishing Club at Geneseo

The main goal of the Fishing Club at Geneseo is to share the sport of fishing as well as proper fishery conservation practices with as many people as we can. We love to fish, and we want to foster that love of the sport in others.

Garrett Benson

the sport or activity of grappling with an opponent