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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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Poets Society

Poets' Society exists to spread appreciation of poetry in its various forms and to provide a creative outlet for its members, existing as an open and accepting community of writers and listeners. We hope to not only extend knowledge of the craft and performance of poetry but also to encourage our members to embrace and engage the world of poetry beyond ourselves.

  • Meet Times:
    Weekly on Sundays at 6:00 PM in Sturges 210 or Hunt Room

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.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Golden Key International Honour Society

The Golden Key National Honour Society was founded in 1977 at Georgia State University, and the SUNY Geneseo chapter was chartered in 1994. The purpose of the society is to provide a forum for recognizing all exceptional students, regardless of their major or their level of involvement in campus activities. The SUNY Geneseo chapter extends invitations for membership each January to the top 15% of juniors and seniors (students with more than 60 credits). There are many benefits to membership in Golden Key. Newly inducted members pay a one-time membership fee, and are then entitled to participate in all Golden Key activities. In addition to being a resume builder, Golden Key membership offers chances at valuable leadership opportunities; chances to publish creative work in the society magazine, Concepts; and access to a wide network of advisors, alumni, and honorary members. Golden Key members receive access to Golden Key's Online Career Library, discounts to Kaplan Test Courses, and access to numerous national scholarship opportunities in all areas of academic and creative work. SUNY Geneseo's Golden Key chapter annually presents two scholarships: one to an outstanding new inductee, and one to an outstanding active member. Finally, the national organization also awards research grants and study abroad scholarships to qualified members. Our chapter focuses on providing academic service in the community of Geneseo and in the greater Livingston county. We do this by running registration workshops for freshman in the fall, reading to or with nearby elementary students, and supporting higher education in local high schools. We also participate in non-academically focused service activities, like Make-A-Difference Day, the Day of Caring, fundraising for the Livingston County Cares project, and Adopt-A-Family. We are a non-SA funded organization with a great deal of flexibility and resources. Our activities depend on the perceived needs of the community. If you have any suggestions for activities, feel free to contact us! If you are a recent invitee, please feel free to email chapter officers any questions you may have about Golden Key membership. If you are a student with less than 60 credits, please make Golden Key membership a goal to strive for in the future!

Film Club

Film Club is a small organization that strives to create a space for students interested in films to come together and share an enjoyable film-related experience. We hold film screenings, discussion meetings, and game nights that are all focused on different parts of films. As a relatively new club, we are crafting different events and making adjustments based on feedback to grow our membership and interest in the organization. A. To introduce students to new types of film genres, styles of directing, and film companies outside of America. B. To bring together people with an interest in watching films. C. To analyze the historical background of each film and provide information about the directors and actors in them. D. To discuss the cultural significance of moves, techniques, directors, actors, and actresses in regards the movie industry.

Art History Club

Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at 7pm in Bailey 246. Meeting activities vary from week to week from trivia, to craft nights, to informational meetings. There are opportunities for service and fundraising. Trips to local art museums in Rochester are being planned.